Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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Research Article, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 3 Issue: 1

Efficacy of Irrigation in Elective,Instrumented Spinal Fusions

Ben Rentfrow1* and Kanwaldeep Sidhu2
1Staff Spine Surgeon, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, USA
2St Clair Orthopedics, St Clair Shores, MI, USA
Corresponding author : Ben Rentfrow
DO, Detroit Receiving Hospital, 4201 St Antoine BLVD, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Tel: 313-966-7786; Fax: 313-966-8400
Received: July 03, 2013 Accepted: December 11, 2013 Published: December 17, 2013
Citation: Rentfrow B, Sidhu K (2014) Efficacy of Irrigation in Elective, Instrumented Spinal Fusions. J Spine Neurosurg 3:1 doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000128


Efficacy of Irrigation in Elective,Instrumented Spinal Fusions

Causes of postoperative spinal surgery infections (POSSI) are multifactorial and related to both patient and procedural influences. Because of these omplexities,predictable infection rates likely exist that do not extrapolate to 0%.There has been no study that has proven that lack of irrigation,antibiotic laden or otherwise, increases the risk of postoperative infection in elective spine surgery.

Keywords: Irrigation; Fusion; Elective; Spinal; Surgery

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