Aetiology, Pathogenic Mechanisms and Treatment of Infections in Spinal Instrumentation

The spine surgery lecture covers aetiology, pathogenic mechanisms and treatment of infections in spinal instrumentation, including low grade infections.

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Lecturer: Roger Bayston, MMedSci, PhD, FRCPath

Includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentation
  • Pre- and Post- Learning Assessments
  • Additional Learning Materials (Standard Package only)
  • Up to 3 CME Credits

DOI: 10.28962/01.3.153

Ref.ID: 8_5_bayston

What you will cover in this lecture

Bacteria causing most operative spine infections are staphylococci or propionibacteria, and are derived from the patient’s skin. Skin prep does not eradicate these. Peri-operative measures including local high-dose antibiotic are necessary to reduce infection risk. Spine infections involve biofilms which are insusceptible to all except very high concentrations of antibiotics. Local measures for management of infection, including local antibiotic applications, and thorough debridement mean that, in most cases, metal can be retained.

Learning Objectives

  1. To gain knowledge about pathogenesis and common bacteria causing spinal infection
  2. To be familiar with a contemporary evidence-based approach to prevention and treatment of spinal infections
  3. To understand the concept of low grade spinal infections

Target Groups

Practicing Spine Surgeons

in Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services for Continuing Education or recertification

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Lecture Presentation

Aetiology, Pathogenic Mechanisms and Treatment of Infections in Spinal Instrumentation

Includes:

  • Online Lecture Presentation
  • Pre- and Post- Learning Assessments
  • Additional Learning Materials (Standard Package only)
  • Up to 3 CME Credits

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