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Int. Rev. Allergol. Clin. Immunol. Family Med., 2019, XXV/1: 033-037

Title: Surgical site infection after spine surgery 

Authors: Konieczny R, Płusa T, Baranowska A, Baranowski P.  

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Surgical site infection after spine surgery

Konieczny R1, Płusa T2, Baranowska A1, Baranowski P1.

1Department of Neurorthopedics, Mazovian Center of Rehabilitation „STOCER”, Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland; 2Medical Faculty of Łazarski University, Warsaw, Poland

International Review of Medical Practice, 2019; Vol. 25, No. 1, 033

Surgical site infection (SSI) after spinal surgery is a complication that occurs from 0.6% to 18.0% of patients. It depends on the risk factors modifiable, dependent on the patient and on unmodified factors that result from the pathology being treated. For this reason, it is necessary to conduct a detailed qualifying test for treatment and take steps to reduce the risk of SSI. In the perioperative period, the preservation of epidemic procedures and the use of antibiotics are fully justified. The final outcome of the treatment and the possibility of SSI occurrence is the type of operation, its extent and duration. In cases with multiple co-morbidities, the implementation of operating procedures with maximum sanitary regime has a real effect on reducing the number of infectious complications.

Key words: surgical site infection, complication, risk factors, prevalence