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causes of late infection after spinal rod surgery

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Surgery Infection: Depends on depth and type of spinal surgery. If superficial, maybe only antibiotics. With a deeper infection, opening and draining any localized infe ... Read More
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: It varies based upon the nature of the infection and the nature of the surgery performed. At a minimum, antibiotics are required, but sometimes retur ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Spinal rod: This is commonly referred to as harrington rods.
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Most of the rods used for surgery in scoliosis are made of either titanium or an alloy such as cobalt-chrome. Typically two rods are used and they ca ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Huffman
22 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Metal alloy: In scoliosis surgery the rod is typically made of a metal alloy. Most commonly used are titanium and stainless steel. More recently cobalt come alloys ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
There are multiple: There are several types of rods used in terms of there diameter & length as well as there composition. Stainless steel & titanium remain most common. ... Read More
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Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
I : I am so sorry to hear of your unfortunate situation. Obviously you need close follow up with the surgeon in order to address your complaints. As far a ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
16 years experience General Surgery
Depends: If this was a skin only infection it will probably not cause any more problems. If the deep tissue (fascia) was infected it's possible you could end ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
24 years experience Pediatrics
Azithromycin: Nothing serious unless you're allergic to it (hives, swelling of lips or tongue, difficulty breathing or wheezing, ; nausea and vomiting, feeling of ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Many: who ever told you that you have raised bladder neck, must told you the reason for it. It is a diagnosis made by specialist, not a common talk piece ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely: Only way this could happen is if the vaginal infection has migrated to the ovaries and is causing an ovarian abscess.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Many potential cause: There are many potential causes of bacterial eye infection. Among the most common are: direct contact with dirty hands; working in garden and splatte ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Itching: can occur with infections. Several causes of this. It can be both directly or indirectly related.
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