Infections after surgery are more common than many people realize. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that within 30 days, as many as 3 out of 100 surgical patients will develop an infection. In most cases, these infections occur at the site of the surgical incision and respond well to antibiotics. But
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Trust the Center for Orthopedic and Surgical Infectious Disease Spine infections are a rare but often serious condition. Also called vertebral osteomyelitis, spine infections are most commonly seen in senior populations and after a surgical procedure. A spine infection can include the vertebrae, spinal discs, meninges, spinal canal; even the spinal cord. Occurring in about
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Trust Texas Infectious Disease Institute Imagine you’ve had surgery. Maybe a back, neck or spine procedure. And now, in addition to the recovery from the surgery itself, you’re dealing with an infection. Specifically, a surgical site infection (SSI). This unfortunate situation happens more often than you might think. But did you know that at Texas