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Spinal instrumentation infections

Hannah M Carl, A Karim Ahmed, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, Rafael De la Garza Ramos, Eric W Sankey, Zachary Pennington, Ali Bydon, Timothy F Witham, Jean-Paul Wolinsky, Ziya L Gokaslan, Justin M Sacks, C Rory Goodwin, Daniel M Sciubba
OBJECTIVE Resection of metastatic spine tumors can improve patients' quality of life by addressing pain or neurological compromise. However, resections are often complicated by wound dehiscence, infection, instrumentation failures, and the need for reoperation. Moreover, when reoperations are needed, the most common indication is surgical site infection and wound breakdown. In turn, wound reoperations increase morbidity as well as the length and cost of hospitalization. The aim of this study was to examine perioperative risk factors associated with increased rate of wound reoperations after metastatic spine tumor resection...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
Dexin Zou, Junlin Zhou, Xiaobing Jiang
Tuberculosis combined with brucellosis is a very rare condition. Overlapping clinical presentation and laboratory parameters of tuberculosis and brucellosis may lead to misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of the condition. The current study presents the case of a 45-year-old male with symptoms of lower back pain, non-tender swelling in the right flank, intermittent hyperpyrexia, sweating, body aches and numbness and weakness of right lower limb. A lumbar computed tomograph (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging indicated vertebral destruction and the formation of sequestra and thecal sac compression...
April 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Ian Kaye, Peter Passias
Minimally invasive surgical (MIS) techniques offer promising improvements in the management of thoracolumbar trauma. Recent advances in MIS techniques and instrumentation for degenerative conditions have heralded a growing interest in employing these techniques for thoracolumbar trauma. Specifically, surgeons have applied these techniques to help manage flexion- and extension-distraction injuries, neurologically intact burst fractures, and cases of damage control. Minimally invasive surgical techniques offer a means to decrease blood loss, shorten operative time, reduce infection risk, and shorten hospital stays...
March 2018: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
A Guiroy, A Sícoli, N Gonzalez Masanés, A Morales Ciancio, M Gagliardi, A Falavigna
Background: The paraspinal, posterolateral, or Wiltse approach is an old technique that observes the principles of an MIS procedure. The aim of this study was to provide a step-by-step description from the literature of the Wiltse paraspinal approach and analyze its main advantages and limitations. Methods: Here, we provide a step-by-step description of the Wiltse approach. Utilizing PubMed and Lilacs and the Mesh terms "Wiltse approach," "paraspinal approach," "muscle sparing approach," and "lumbar spine," we identified 10 papers...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
Hirokazu Shoji, Toru Hirano, Kei Watanabe, Masayuki Ohashi, Tatsuki Mizouchi, Naoto Endo
BACKGROUND: In spinal instrumentation surgeries, surgical site infection (SSI) is one of the complications to be avoided. However, spinal instrumentation surgeries have a higher rate of SSI than other clean orthopedic surgeries. The purpose of this study was to investigate the risk factors for SSI following spinal instrumentation surgeries and contribute to the prevention of SSIs by identifying high-risk patients. METHODS: Records of 431 patients who underwent spinal instrumentation surgeries from 2011 to 2014 with a minimum follow-up period of 90 days were retrospectively reviewed...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Wei Yuan, Xuan Liu, Xiaoshu Zhou, Lei Pei, Yue Zhu
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical outcomes of continues irrigation suction systems (CISS) or vacuum assisted closure system (VACS) in early deep wound infection (DWI) after thoracolumbar instrumentation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: DWI after thoracolumbar instrumentation is challenging and debridement followed by either CISS or VACS has been proven to be effective. So far which one of the system has more advantages over the other remains unclear...
February 23, 2018: Spine
Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Kei Ando, Kenyu Ito, Mikito Tsushima, Masayoshi Morozumi, Satoshi Tanaka, Masaaki Machino, Kyotaro Ota, Naoki Ishiguro, Shiro Imagama
PURPOSE: MRSA is an organism that is a possible risk factor for postoperative SSI. The purpose of the study was to examine relationships among surgical site infection (SSI) after spinal surgery, nasal methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization, and wound drain culture results. METHODS: The subjects were 132 patients who underwent spinal instrumentation surgery. A preoperative nasal swab was used to check for the presence of MRSA colonization, and a wound drain tip culture was performed for detection of SSI...
February 22, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
William M Rambo
INTRODUCTION: Septic infection of a lumbar intervertebral disc is a serious disorder which is often difficult to diagnose and appropriately treat because of the rarity of the disease, the varied presentation of symptoms, and the frequency of low-back pain within the overall population. Its etiology can be pyogenic, granulomatous, fungal, or parasitic; its incidence is rising due to increased patient susceptibility and improved diagnostic tools. Conservative treatments involve antibiotics, physical therapy, and/or immobilization...
February 10, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
M Farshad, D E Bauer, C Wechsler, C Gerber, A Aichmair
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: There is a broad spectrum of complications during or after surgical procedures, with differing incidences reported in the published literature. Heterogeneity can be explained by the lack of an established evidence-based classification system for documentation and classification of complications in a standardized manner. PURPOSE: To identify predictive risk factors for peri- and early post-operative morbidities in spine surgeries of different complexities in a large cohort of consecutive patients...
February 13, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Hengyan Zhang, Qiyi Li
RATIONALE: Surgical site infection (SSI) following spine surgeries involving internal fixation often require removing the instrument; however, this can cause spinal instability. Previous reports have demonstrated the usefulness of vacuum sealing drainage (VSD) therapy, but the cases require wound opening, aseptic condition to replace the VSD device, and a secondary operation to close the wound. Thus, to improve the VSD treatment and develop a maneuverable procedure, make sense in spine surgery...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Kei Ando, Yoshihiro Nishida, Naoki Ishiguro, Shiro Imagama
PURPOSE: There are few epidemiological studies of spinal surgery in Asia and none in Japan. The goal of this study was to review spine surgeries performed in our group between 2004 and 2015 in a cross-sectional study, with a focus on the effects of the superaging society on the characteristics and trends of spinal surgeries. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed for all 45,831 spinal surgeries conducted between 2004 and 2015 and recorded in our prospective multicenter database...
February 12, 2018: European Spine Journal
Chul-Woo Lee, Kang-Jun Yoon, Ji-Ho Jun
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this retrospective study was to evaluate the clinical feasibility and safety of percutaneous endoscopic decompression by uniportal, unilateral approach for the lumbar canal or lateral recess stenosis. METHODS: The procedure was performed with endoscopic instruments in the same way as with conventional microscopic laminotomy and flavectomy. Clinical outcomes (VAS, ODI, modified MacNab criteria) were evaluated. Surgical outcomes including operative time, hospital stay and complications were also investigated...
February 6, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Lotfi Miladi, Mathilde Gaume, Nejib Khouri, Michael Johnson, Vicken Topouchian, Christophe Glorion
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review. OBJECTIVES: To report the results of an alternative technique using a minimally invasive fusionless surgery. The originality is based on the progressive correction of the deformities with proximal and distal fixation and on the reliability of the pelvic fixation using ilio-sacral screws on osteoporotic bones. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Spinal deformities are common in neuromuscular diseases. Conventional treatment involves bracing, followed by spinal instrumented fusion...
February 6, 2018: Spine
Xin H Yin, Zhong K Liu, Bao R He, Ding J Hao
Recently, the one-stage posterior approach for treating spinal tuberculosis (TB) has gained popularity. However, large bony defects after debridement remain a major challenge in posterior surgery. The present retrospective study aims to compare the clinical outcomes of posterior-only surgical management by titanium mesh versus iliac bone grafts for treating lumbosacral TB. This was a retrospective cohort study. From January 2006 to April 2012, 36 patients with lumbosacral TB were treated at our department. The 36 cases were divided into 2 groups: 17 patients in Group A (titanium mesh) underwent one-stage posterior internal fixation, debridement, and titanium mesh bone fusion...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Huseyin Canaz, Ibrahim Alatas, Gokhan Canaz, Gurkan Gumussuyu, Mehmet Akif Cacan, Ayten Saracoglu, Bekir Yavuz Ucar
INTRODUCTION: Scoliosis, kyphosis, and sacral agenesis (SA) are common spine deformities in myelomeningocele (MMC) patients. Surgery of spine deformities in MMC patients is associated with various difficulties as infection, pathological skin breakage, instrumentation failure, and neurological deterioration. The purposes of this study are to share our clinical experience and discuss different surgical techniques which are defined in the literature. PATIENTS AND METHOD: We retrospectively evaluated our database of patients with MMC who underwent surgical procedures for spine deformities from 2014 to 2016...
January 25, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Numan Karaarslan, Ibrahim Yilmaz, Hanefi Ozbek, Mehmet Sabri Gurbuz, Kadir Oznam, Ozkan Ates, Ilknur Erdem
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine whether the washing of implants and autogenous bone grafts with rifampicin, and the irrigation of the surgical field using diluted rifampicin, have any significant effect on the prevention of spinal implant infections. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 166 consecutive lumbar stenosis and spondylolisthesis patients undergoing lumbar instrumentation between 2012 and 2016 were analyzed retrospectively. The patients were divided into two groups...
December 11, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
Peter John Wilson, Michael Derrick Selby
Background: C7 has relatively unique anatomy compared to the remainder of the subaxial cervical spine (C3-C6) and upper thoracic spine. The C7 laminar has been previously reported in feasibility and biomechanical studies as an adequate fixation point in contrast to the lateral mass or pedicles, with few reports of its use in clinical practice. The purpose of this study was to review the safety and efficacy of using the C7 laminar as a fixation point in constructs involving the cervical spine and cervicothoracic junction...
December 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
O A Ojo, E O Poluyi, B S Owolabi, O O Kanu, M O Popoola
BACKGROUND: There are controversies regarding the importance and timing of spinal cord decompression following trauma. Documented evidence shows that early decompression in the setting of acute spinal cord injury (SCI) improves neurologic outcomes. Our objective was to evaluate the outcome of posttraumatic spinal cord decompression with or without spinal stabilization in our region. METHODOLOGY: We performed a cross-sectional study on adult patients who presented with acute spinal cord compression of traumatic etiology within a 2-year period...
November 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Petracchi Matias, Camino Willhuber Gaston, Tripodi Maria, Bassani Julio, Gruenberg Marcelo, Sola Carlos
Spinal tuberculosis (Pott disease) can produce severe deformities when it is not properly treated. Long instrumentations through single or combined double approaches are usually required to prevent and correct the deformity. The authors present a case of severe deformity secondary to tuberculous spondylodiscitis in the lumbar spine treated with a monosegmental instrumentation through a double approach in a patient with idiopathic scoliosis. Deformity correction and infection resolution through debridement and arthrodesis is observed after one year of follow-up...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
M Dobran, A Marini, M Gladi, D Nasi, R Colasanti, R Benigni, Francesca Mancini, M Iacoangeli, M Scerrati
AIM: Postoperative surgical site infections (SSI) are complication of spinal surgery. These complications may lead to a poor outcome with neurological deficits, spinal deformity and chronic pain. The purpose of this study is to explore the statistical value of diagnostic parameters and the proper therapy. METHOD: We retrospectively reviewed 550 patients who underwent spinal instrumentation at our department from January 2011 to December 2015. The SSI was present in 16 patients out of 550 operated...
May 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
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