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2020 Jul 01

Eur Spine J

Quality of life and mortality after surgical treatment for vertebral osteomyelitis (VO): a prospective study.


Yagdiran A, Otto-Lambertz C, Lingscheid K M, Sircar K, Samel C, Scheyerer M J, Zarghooni K, Eysel P, Sobottke R, Jung N, Siewe J
Eur Spine J. 2020 Jul 01.
PMID: 32613398.


Vertebral osteomyelitis (VO) has a high mortality and leads to chronic pain and functional disability. Surgical treatment is often necessary. To date, little is known about the consequences of surgery on patient outcome. The aim of this study was to determine the quality of life (QoL) and mortality rates of surgically treated VO patients for a period of 2 years.