Prognosis in postoperative discitis. A retrospective study of 111 cases.

@article{Iversen1992PrognosisIP,
  title={Prognosis in postoperative discitis. A retrospective study of 111 cases.},
  author={Esben M Iversen and V. A. H. Nielsen and L. Gadegaard Hansen},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica},
  year={1992},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={
          305-9
        }
}
111 cases of postoperative discitis during 1968-1986 were analyzed retrospectively. The diagnosis was confirmed by lumbar tomography. Low back pain appeared at an average of 16 days postoperatively. Laboratory findings were of minor value in the diagnosis since elevated ESR, white blood cell count, and body temperature were inconstant findings. Compared with a matched control group, there was a higher incidence of chronic low back pain and vocational handicap in the discitis patients. There was… CONTINUE READING

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