With modern surgical techniques and perioperative antibiotics, spinal infection after surgery is relatively uncommon. Certain patient and surgical treatments are however at higher risk and should be treated with extra caution. This chapter will review the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of postoperative spinal infection.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Spine Surgery Basics|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2014|
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