To diagnose and treat intervertebral disk space infection, we used percutaneous diskectomy in four patients to harvest a large amount of disk material and to decompress and lavage the infected disk space with a broad spectrum antibiotic solution. This treatment regimen rapidly diminished pain and shortened the acute clinical course of the process. The long-term course in this small number of patients, however, appears not to have been altered.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1994|
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