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Infection Control in Pediatric Spinal Deformity Surgery

A Systematic and Critical Analysis Review

Mistovich, R. Justin, MD1; Jacobs, Lloydine J., MD2; Campbell, Robert M., MD2; Spiegel, David A., MD2; Flynn, John M., MD2; Baldwin, Keith D., MD, MSPT, MPH2,a

doi: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.16.00071
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Disclosures

  • * Infection associated with pediatric spinal deformity surgery can cause substantial postoperative morbidity and elevated health-care costs.
  • * Surgical site infections (SSIs) associated with pediatric spinal deformity surgery are multifactorial.
  • * Despite a large body of literature on this topic, there still are relatively few treatment recommendations that are supported by high-level evidence. Additional research focused on homogenous subgroups and funding are needed.

1Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio

2Division of Orthopaedics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

aE-mail address for K.D. Baldwin: baldwink@email.chop.edu

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