Cervical osteomyelitis and kyphosis complication

Priscilla S. Pang, Jason J. Chang, Khoi D. Than

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Management of cervical spinal infections is a frequent problem encountered by spine surgeons. While categorized as a single disease process, cervical infections are, in reality, a combination of two separate issues: treatment of infected tissues (consisting of surgical debridement and appropriate antimicrobial therapy) and correction or prevention of cervical deformity. The anatomic characteristics of the cervical spine serve to create a complex management setting that requires a thoughtful approach in order to minimize complications. Aside from difficulties inherent to the treatment of infected tissues (i.e., recurrent or refractory infections), correction of cervical deformities demands an understanding of the unique biomechanical parameters of the cervical spine. A comprehensive approach to the management of these concerns is paramount in developing a methodical surgical strategy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpinal Deformity
Subtitle of host publicationA Case-Based Approach to Managing and Avoiding Complications
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319600833
ISBN (Print)9783319600826
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Cervical
  • Complication
  • Deformity
  • Fusion
  • Infection
  • Instrumentation
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Sagittal alignment
  • Spine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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