Postoperative Infections in Posterior Instrumented Fusions

Authors: Panagiotis Korovessis, MD, PhD


Spinal infection following instrumented posterior fusion poses a difficult diagnostic and therapeutic problem. Accurate early diagnosis is essential to effectively eradicate infection, while the management of infection is still controversial. The article by Jinadatha et al1 in this issue of the Southern Medical Journal provides valuable data on management of spinal infection, risk factors, and treatment options taken from a big pool of 737 posterior instrumented nontrauma surgeries.

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