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Prevalence of Discitis post Lumbar Endoscopic Discectomy
Scott M.W. Haufe, Anthony R. Mork: Prevalence of Discitis post Lumbar Endoscopic Discectomy. The Internet Journal of Spine Surgery. 2005. Volume 1 Number 1.
Results: 3 out of 109 patients developed discitis. 2 patients did not receive preoperative antibiotics and one patient did receive preoperative antibiotics.
Conclusions: Discitis after lumbar endoscopic discectomies occurs in 2-3% of patients. Preoperative antibiotics may offer some assistance in reducing the overall rate of infections but a larger sampling is needed to confirm this claim
Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Haufe & Mork
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Added: Mon Sep 24 2007