Risk factors for deep surgical site infections after spinal fusion

@article{Schimmel2010RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for deep surgical site infections after spinal fusion},
  author={Janneke J. P. Schimmel and Philip P. Horsting and Marinus de Kleuver and Grant Wonders and Jacques van Limbeek},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={19},
  pages={1711-1719}
}
Surgical site infections (SSI) are undesired and troublesome complications after spinal surgery. The reported infection rates range from 0.7 to 11.9%, depending on the diagnosis and the complexity of the procedure. Besides operative factors, patient characteristics could also account for increased infection rates. Because the medical, economic and social costs of SSI are enormous, any significant reduction in risks will pay dividends. The purpose of this study is to compare patients who… CONTINUE READING
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