The development of a wound infection following reconstructive spine surgery depends on a multitude of factors. Although the diagnosis is often difficult, prompt recognition of the infection through appropriate testing is vital. Diagnosis should result in aggressive, surgical treatment combined with systemic antibiotics. Ultimately, though, the best treatment is prevention.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Orthopedic Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1996|