Showing Case Studies for: Infection

T10, T11 Osteomyelitis

75-year-old female presents with significant medical history and prior spine surgery
Presented by: J. Aferzon MS, MD
The patient is a 75-year-old female with a 6 month history of progressive mid back pain. Her medical history is extensive and includes a previous instrumented spine surgery. This case includes a video.

Neck Pain and Kyphotic Deformity Post-dental Procedure

Presented by: P. Kraemer MD
An adult female began to experience neck pain shortly after a dental procedure. Because she was already taking a narcotic for chronic back pain, she saw her pain management physician. Thereafter, she quickly developed a kyphotic deformity.

Unusual Case of Spinal Deformity: Post Herpetic Scoliosis

Presented by: D. Cruz , T. Errico MD
The patient is a 72-year-old female presenting with approximately 1.5 years of progressive coronal and sagittal deformity following an episode of Herpes Zoster. Less than 2 years prior to presentation, she experienced a characteristic rash distributed to the left gluteal and sacral regions.

Kyphosis Nonunion with Cervical Spinal Myelopathy

Presented by: T. Albert MD
The patient is a 75-year-old male, who is status post laminectomy and fusion at C2-C5. His pain has worsened and other symptoms have led to his inability to ambulate.

Post-surgical Discitis

Antibiotics, Debridement, or Fusion?
Presented by: C. Shaffrey MD
Following an MIS discectomy, a 36-year-old male develops “horrible” back pain and during repeat MRI, discitis is seen. How best to treat this patient? Course of antibiotics? Debridement? Debridement and fusion? Read how one spine surgeon treated this post-operative infection patient.

Lumbar Construct Failure

Presented by: J. Uribe MD, FAANS, E. Dakwar MD, R. Cardona MD
This 57-year-old male, with a history of cirrhosis of the liver, presents with lumbar construct failure.

Cervical Myelopathy with Osteomyelitis or Something Else?

Presented by: I. Lieberman MD, MBA, FRCSC
The patient is a 70-year-old male with a history of cervical pain that has increased the last two months. He is an active golfer and complains of hand grip weakness that affects his game.

Discitis and Osteomyelitis in a 63-Year-old Male

Presented by: C. Kim MD, PhD
During the course of treatment, this 63-year-old man developed severe low back pain, recurrent fevers, and intermittent bacteremia.

Unusual Case: Low Back Pain with L1-L3 Degeneration and L1-L2 Instability

Presented by: I. Khan MD
This is an unusual case of a 30-year-old male diagnosed with SAPHO.
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