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Is it Safe to Use Synthetic Grafts in Pyogenic Vertebral Osteodiskitis When Surgical Debridement is Required?

Saxena, Sameer, K., MD*; Grimm, Patrick, D., MD*; Bharmal, Husain, M., MD

doi: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000000638
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*Orthopaedic Surgery, Uniformed Services University-Walter Reed Department of Surgery, Bethesda, MD

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, TX

S.K.S., P.D.G., H.M.B. are military service members. This work was prepared as part of their official duties.

Reprints: Patrick D. Grimm, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Uniformed Services University-Walter Reed Department of Surgery, 8901 Wisconsin Avenue, Building 19, 2nd Floor—Orthopaedics, Bethesda, MD 20889 (e-mail: patrickdgrimm@gmail.com). Written work prepared by employees of the Federal Government as part of their official duties is, under the U.S. Copyright Act, a “work of the United States Government” for which copyright protection under Title 17 of the United States Code is not available. As such, copyright does not extend to the contributions of employees of the Federal Government.

Received November 15, 2017

Accepted January 9, 2018

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