Risk of infection following posterior instrumented lumbar fusion for degenerative spine disease in 817 consecutive cases.

@article{Chaichana2014RiskOI,
  title={Risk of infection following posterior instrumented lumbar fusion for degenerative spine disease in 817 consecutive cases.},
  author={Kaisorn Lee Chaichana and Mohamad Bydon and David R. Santiago-Dieppa and Lee Rang Hwang and Gregory S. McLoughlin and D. M. Sciubba and Jean-Paul Wolinsky and Ali Bydon and Ziya L. Gokaslan and Timothy F. Witham},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={
          45-52
        }
}
OBJECT Posterior lumbar spinal fusion for degenerative spine disease is a common procedure, and its use is increasing annually. The rate of infection, as well as the factors associated with an increased risk of infection, remains unclear for this patient population. A better understanding of these features may help guide treatment strategies aimed at minimizing infection for this relatively common procedure. The authors' goals were therefore to ascertain the incidence of postoperative spinal… CONTINUE READING

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