Percutaneous diskectomy for disk space infections.

William C. Watters, III, M. A. Khalil

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-289
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

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