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5 key notes on UTI after posterior spinal fusion

By Laura Dyrda

A new study published in Spine examined urinary tract infections in patients after posterior lumbar fusion procedures.

The researchers examined the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database and identified patients who underwent posterior lumbar fusion procedures. There were 10,825 patients included in the study.

The researchers found:

1. The UTI incidence was 1.77 percent.

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