Postoperative spinal deep wound infection: a six-year review of 3230 selective procedures.

@article{Kuo2004PostoperativeSD,
  title={Postoperative spinal deep wound infection: a six-year review of 3230 selective procedures.},
  author={C. W. Kuo and Shih-Tein Wang and W. Yu and M C Chang and Chien-Lin Liu and T. -H. Chen},
  journal={Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA},
  year={2004},
  volume={67 8},
  pages={398-402}
}
BACKGROUND Postoperative wound infection remains a troublesome but common complication after spinal surgery. This study presents the 6-year experience of our surgical team with post-operative deep wound infection in Taipei Veterans General Hospital. METHODS Of 3230 selected operations, 72 cases of wound infection were identified. Thirty patients with deep wound infection were reviewed, including 17 men and 13 women at a mean age of 32 years. The pre-operative diagnoses included… CONTINUE READING
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