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Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2013 Jul;23 Suppl 1:S29-34. doi: 10.1007/s00590-013-1243-9. Epub 2013 May 28.

The follow-up of patients with postoperative infection of the spine.

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  • 1Service de Neurochirurgie C et Chirurgie du Rachis, Hôpital Neurologique Pierre Wertheimer, Hospices Civils de Lyon, France Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon, France. c.barrey@wanadoo.fr

Abstract

The follow-up of patients with postoperative infection of the spine required a multidisciplinary teamwork under the guidance of the spine surgeon and the infectious disease (ID) specialist. During follow-up, the spine surgeon has to ensure the absence of neurological, mechanical and implant-related complications using clinical parameters and different imaging modalities. The ID physician has to give particular attention to antimicrobial efficacy and toxicity, especially during the first weeks when patients necessitate high-dose intravenous treatment.

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