Pyogenic and fungal vertebral osteomyelitis with paralysis

Frank J Eismont, H. H. Bohlman, P. L. Soni, V. M. Goldberg, A. A. Freehafer

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Abstract

A retrospective review of the cases of sixty-one patients with vertebral osteomyelitis revealed that the associated diseases of diabetes mellitus and rheumatoid arthritis as well as increased age and a more cephalad level of infection predisposed to paralysis. For patients with paralysis and a long-term follow-up, the prognosis for isolated nerve-root deficits is good with or without surgery. For patients with spinal cord compression, the results generally are better with anterior decompression and stabilization than with laminectomy. Early treatment should be directed at prevention of intrinsic spinal-cord damage, which is irreversible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-29
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A
Volume65
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 24 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Osteomyelitis
Paralysis
Spinal Cord Compression
Laminectomy
Decompression
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Spinal Cord
Diabetes Mellitus
Infection
Therapeutics

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  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Eismont, F. J., Bohlman, H. H., Soni, P. L., Goldberg, V. M., & Freehafer, A. A. (1983). Pyogenic and fungal vertebral osteomyelitis with paralysis. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A, 65(1), 19-29.

Pyogenic and fungal vertebral osteomyelitis with paralysis. / Eismont, Frank J; Bohlman, H. H.; Soni, P. L.; Goldberg, V. M.; Freehafer, A. A.

In: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A, Vol. 65, No. 1, 24.03.1983, p. 19-29.

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Eismont, FJ, Bohlman, HH, Soni, PL, Goldberg, VM & Freehafer, AA 1983, 'Pyogenic and fungal vertebral osteomyelitis with paralysis', Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A, vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 19-29.
Eismont FJ, Bohlman HH, Soni PL, Goldberg VM, Freehafer AA. Pyogenic and fungal vertebral osteomyelitis with paralysis. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A. 1983 Mar 24;65(1):19-29.
Eismont, Frank J ; Bohlman, H. H. ; Soni, P. L. ; Goldberg, V. M. ; Freehafer, A. A. / Pyogenic and fungal vertebral osteomyelitis with paralysis. In: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A. 1983 ; Vol. 65, No. 1. pp. 19-29.
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