Osteomyelitis in spinal cord injury.

  • B Sugarman
  • Published 1984 in Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation


In 29 of 154 spinal cord injured (SCI) persons evaluated consecutively over a two-year period, osteomyelitis was the cause of the SCI in 2, the result of the sequelae of SCI in 20, associated with the trauma that produced the SCI in 6, and was unrelated to the SCI in 1 of the 29. Osteomyelitis, caused by anaerobic bacteria and gram-negative rods, was most… (More)


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