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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23963019/deep-wound-infections-after-spinal-fusion-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-prospective-cohort-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Paul D Sponseller, Amit Jain, Suken A Shah, Amer Samdani, Burt Yaszay, Peter O Newton, Leslie-Marie Thaxton, Tracey P Bastrom, Michelle C Marks
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort. OBJECTIVE: To (1) calculate the rate of deep wound infection in children with cerebral palsy (CP) after spinal fusion surgery; (2) identify factors (patient, laboratory, and surgical) associated with deep wound infection development; and (3) report causative organisms. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Wound infection after spine fusion for CP is more common than after spine fusion for most other diagnoses. METHODS: We prospectively gathered data on 204 consecutive pediatric patients with CP who underwent surgery at 7 institutions...
November 1, 2013: Spine
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