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Richard T. Holt, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon

About Richard T. Holt, MD

Dr. Richard Holt has been a practicing orthopedic surgeon specializing exclusively in spine surgery since 1981. His practice is in Louisville, KY.

He has appointments as Volunteer Faculty, Assistant Professor, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Kentucky; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Louisville; and Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Tulane University.

Dr. Holt travels worldwide as a speaker and has participated in the training of surgeons in several third world countries.

Articles Written by Richard T. Holt, MD

Infections of the Spine

Infections of the spinal column is a very broad topic and includes those diseases that arise spontaneously and those that are secondary to some inciting event. True infections are uncommon.

Discitis: Disc Space Infection

Discitis, or disc space infection, is an inflammatory lesion of the intervertebral disc that occurs in adults but more commonly in children.

Antibiotic Prophylactic Treatment For Dental Work

Learn what the experts say about antibiotic prophylactic treatment for dental work for patients with spinal implants.

Spinal Infection: Epidural Abscesses

Epidural abscesses are infections that form in the space around the dura, the tissue envelope that surrounds the spinal cord and nerve root and generat enough pressure to affect neurological function.

Osteomyelitis: Vertebral Infection

Vertebral osteomyelitis is an infection in the vertebral body and is caused by either bacteria or a fungus. Read about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of osteomyelitis.

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