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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32-45

The spine clinics – Postoperative spinal infections - Clinical scenarios

1 Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, Vitus Spine Care and Research, Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, Sancheti Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
4 Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, Hartsville, SC, United States

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Dr. Bidre Upendra
Vitus Spine Care and Research, Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru - 560 052, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/isj.isj_38_17

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This section of the symposium brings four different clinical scenarios in patients presenting with postoperative surgical site infections (SSI) after spine surgery. The patients were managed in various medical centres having different infrastructures and different spine care professionals. The spine clinics aims at providing the reader with an overview of the difficult scenarios faced in the setting of postoperative spinal infection and the different lines of treatment chosen by the attending spine surgeons at their centres. The section ends with few literature supported guidelines in the management of surgical site infection (SSI) after spine surgery.

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