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Single-stage posterior debridement and single-level instrumented fusion for spontaneous infectious spondylodiscitis of the lumbar spine.
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PMID:  22308629     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Spontaneous infectious spondylodiscitis (SIS) is an uncommon condition. The purpose of this retrospective study of 10 adult patients (6 males and 4 females, average age 52 years), all with lumbar SIS and epidural abscess, was to analyze the efficacy of single-stage posterior debridement plus single-level interbody grafting with autologous bone, and transpedicular screw-rod instrumentation. The mean follow-up period was 43 months, with a minimum of 30 months. The back pain was relieved within 3 to 8 days after surgery. Neurologic deficits, present in 5 cases, all improved. Solid fusion was achieved at 6 months in all 10 cases. The mean VAS for pain improved from 7.5 to 1.6, the mean Oswestry Disability Index from 57.8% to 8.1%. The mean physical component of SF-36 (PCS) improved from 32.4% to 54.7%, the mean mental component of SF-36 (MCS) improved from 33.8% to 57.2%. All these changes were significant (p < 0.001). No recurrence of infection was noted. The outcome was quite satisfactory in terms of fusion rate and quality of life.
Liang Zhang; Wei-Hua Cai; Bo Huang; Lin-Wei Chen; Ning Zhang; Bin Ni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Belgica     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0001-6462     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Belg     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985165R     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Belg     Country:  Belgium    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  816-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept of Orthopaedics, Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.
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