The challenge of infection prevention in spine surgery: an update

  • T. Ferry
  • F. Valour
  • S. Lustig
  • F. Laurent
  • G. Perrin
  • C. Chidiac
  • C. Barrey
General Review

DOI: 10.1007/s00590-013-1232-z

Cite this article as:
Ferry, T., Valour, F., Lustig, S. et al. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol (2013) 23(Suppl 1): 15. doi:10.1007/s00590-013-1232-z

Abstract

Prevention is particularly challenging in implant-associated bone and joint infection, as it could reduce the following: (1) the risk of infection in particular patient populations; (2) the risk associated with particular surgical procedures; and/or (3) the risk of infection with particular pathogen that has the ability to produce biofilm, such as staphylococci. As a consequence, it is crucial to identify: (1) host-related risk factors that may be involved in the acquisition of infection; (2) surgical procedures particularly at risk of infection; and (3) the different ways to target the most frequent pathogens involved in implant-associated spinal infection. In this article, we reviewed the data of the literature on the infection prevention in spine surgery.

Keywords

Infection prevention Prophylaxis Postoperative infection Spine infection Implant-associated infection 

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© Springer-Verlag France 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Ferry
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • F. Valour
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • S. Lustig
    • 2
    • 4
    • 5
  • F. Laurent
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 6
    • 7
  • G. Perrin
    • 2
    • 8
  • C. Chidiac
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • C. Barrey
    • 2
    • 4
    • 8
  1. 1.Service de Maladies Infectieuses et TropicalesHôpital de la Croix-Rousse, Hospices Civils de LyonLyonFrance
  2. 2.Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1LyonFrance
  3. 3.Centre International de Recherche en Infectiologie, CIRI, Inserm U1111CNRS UMR5308, ENS de Lyon, UCBL1LyonFrance
  4. 4.Centre Interrégional de Référence Rhône-Alpes Auvergne des Infections Ostéo-articulaires complexesHospices Civils de LyonLyonFrance
  5. 5.Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique, Centre Albert TrillatHôpital de la Croix-Rousse, Hospices Civils de LyonLyonFrance
  6. 6.Laboratoire de BactériologieHôpital de la Croix-Rousse, Hospices Civils de LyonLyonFrance
  7. 7.Centre National de Référence des StaphylocoquesLyonFrance
  8. 8.Service de Neurochirurgie C et chirurgie du RachisHôpital Neurologique Pierre Wertheimer, Hospices Civils de LyonLyonFrance

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