Cervical osteomyelitis and kyphosis complication


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© The Author(s) 2018. Management of cervical spinal infections is a frequent problem encountered by spine surgeons. While categorized as a single disease process, cervical infections are, in reality, a combination of two separate issues: treatment of infected tissues (consisting of surgical debridement and appropriate antimicrobial therapy) and correction or prevention of cervical deformity. The anatomic characteristics of the cervical spine serve to create a complex management setting that requires a thoughtful approach in order to minimize complications. Aside from difficulties inherent to the treatment of infected tissues (i.e., recurrent or refractory infections), correction of cervical deformities demands an understanding of the unique biomechanical parameters of the cervical spine. A comprehensive approach to the management of these concerns is paramount in developing a methodical surgical strategy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pang, PS; Chang, JJ; Than, KD

Published Date

  • January 1, 2017

Book Title

  • Spinal Deformity: A Case-Based Approach to Managing and Avoiding Complications

Start / End Page

  • 43 - 51

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9783319600826

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-3-319-60083-3_6

Citation Source

  • Scopus