Risk factors for surgical site infection in elective routine degenerative lumbar surgeries.

@article{Klemencsics2016RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for surgical site infection in elective routine degenerative lumbar surgeries.},
  author={Istv{\'a}n Klemencsics and {\'A}ron Lazary and Zsolt Szoverfi and {\'A}rp{\'a}d Bozs{\'o}di and Peter Eltes and Peter Pal Varga},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2016},
  volume={16 11},
  pages={1377-1383}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Surgical site infection (SSI) is one of the most serious complications of spine surgery. Its predisposing factors, especially in routine surgeries, are less reported. However, a number of patient- and procedure-related risk factors could be avoided or at least determined preoperatively. Moreover, the patient-specific risk for SSI could be estimated before the elective surgery. PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to analyze the preoperatively determinable risk factors… CONTINUE READING
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