Postoperative spinal infections

Michael Murray*, Wellington K Hsu

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpine Surgery Basics
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783642341267
ISBN (Print)9783642341250
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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