Fast facts on spinal infections:
- Spinal infections are common especially in immunocompromised patients.
- They can cause persistent mechanical back pain, deformity and neurological deficits.
- Surgery is required If medical treatment fails or patient presents with complications.
- Most patients recover with surgery and antibiotics.
49 year old male with C6-C7 spondylodiscitis (infection) and bilateral upper limb weakness. Anterior decompression (corpectomy) and cage. Post-operative complete resolution of weakness
81 year old male with T12-L1 spondylodiscitis. Bed bound due to persistent back pain. Failed medical treatment. Posterior fixation to provide mechanical stability. Mobilized next day.