Primary ResearchGeneral Principles in the Consensus of SSI Management After Spine SurgeryKepler, Christopher K. MD, MBA; Divi, Srikanth N. MD; Bronson, Wesley H. MD; Boody, Barrett S. MD; Segar, Anand H. BHB, MBChB, Dphil (Oxon), FRACS; Russo, Glenn S. MD; Kaye, Ian David MD; Sirch, Frank J. BS; Galetta, Matthew S. BA; Goyal, Dhruv K.C. BA; Fang, Taolin MD, PhD; Schroeder, Gregory D. MD; Vaccaro, Alexander R. MD, PhD, MBAAuthor Information Department of Orthopaedics, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Philadelphia, PA Dr. Schroeder has received funds to travel from AOSpine and Medtronic. Dr. Vaccaro has consulted or has done independent contracting for DePuy, Medtronic, Stryker Spine, Globus, Stout Medical, Gerson Lehrman Group, Guidepoint Global, Medacorp, Innovative Surgical Design, Orthobullets, Ellipse, and Vertex. He has also served on the scientific advisory board/board of directors/committees for Flagship Surgical, AO Spine, Innovative Surgical Design, and Association of Collaborative Spine Research. Dr. Vaccaro has received royalty payments from Medtronic, Stryker Spine, Globus, Aesculap, Thieme, Jaypee, Elsevier, and Taylor Francis/Hodder and Stoughton. He has stock/stock option ownership interests in Replication Medica, Globus, Paradigm Spine, Stout Medical, Progressive Spinal Technologies, Advanced Spinal Intellectual Properties, Spine Medica, Computational Biodynamics, Spinology, In Vivo, Flagship Surgical, Cytonics, Bonovo Orthopaedics, Electrocore, Gamma Spine, Location Based Intelligence, FlowPharma, R.S.I., Rothman Institute and Related Properties, Innovative Surgical Design, and Avaz Surgical. He has also served as deputy editor/editor of Spine. In addition, Dr. Vaccaro has also provided expert testimony. The remaining authors have no conflict of interest. Reprints: Matthew S. Galetta, BA, Department of Orthopaedics, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, 925 Chestnut Street, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Clinical Spine Surgery: June 2020 - Volume 33 - Issue 5 - p E191-E198 doi: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000000857 Buy Metrics Abstract In July of 2018, the Second International Consensus Meeting (ICM) on Musculoskeletal Infection convened in Philadelphia, PA was held to discuss issues regarding infection in orthopedic patients and to provide consensus recommendations on these issues to practicing orthopedic surgeons. During this meeting, attending delegates divided into subspecialty groups to discuss topics specifics to their respective fields, which included the spine. At the spine subspecialty group meeting, delegates discussed and voted upon the recommendations for 63 questions regarding the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infection in spinal surgery. Of the 63 questions, 8 questions focused on general principles in spine surgery, for which this article provides the recommendations, voting results, and rationales. Copyright © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.