Postoperative wound infection after instrumentation of thoracic and lumbar fractures.

@article{Rechtine2001PostoperativeWI,
  title={Postoperative wound infection after instrumentation of thoracic and lumbar fractures.},
  author={Glenn R. Rechtine and Petri Bono and Declan Cahill and Michael J. Bolesta and Ann Marie Chrin},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={2001},
  volume={15 8},
  pages={566-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the risk of infection in trauma patients undergoing surgical intervention with instrumentation for thoracic and lumbar fractures. DATA SOURCES A case series of 235 consecutive patients who sustained thoracic and lumbar fractures seen at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida between 1986 and 1997. STUDY SELECTION 117 patients of… CONTINUE READING