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How often do surgical incisions post laminectomy get infected.

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Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Lumbar Infections

Lumbar wounds should have a 1-2% infection rate.
If obesity is present, that figure could increase by another 2-3%.

In brief: Lumbar Infections

Lumbar wounds should have a 1-2% infection rate.
If obesity is present, that figure could increase by another 2-3%.
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
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Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Surgical standards

Hospitals are adopting standardized practices to reduce surgical infections, such as choosing the right antibiotics, starting them at the right time before surgery, keeping patients warm during surgery.
How well the hospitals follow these guidelines are also publicly reported. You should expect a 1-2% chance of developing a wound infection after laminectomy. Discuss with your surgeon.

In brief: Surgical standards

Hospitals are adopting standardized practices to reduce surgical infections, such as choosing the right antibiotics, starting them at the right time before surgery, keeping patients warm during surgery.
How well the hospitals follow these guidelines are also publicly reported. You should expect a 1-2% chance of developing a wound infection after laminectomy. Discuss with your surgeon.
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