Implant-related infection model in rat spine

Ofluoğlu E. A., Zileli M., Aydın D., Barış Y. S., Küçükbasmacı O., Gonullu N., ...More

ARCHIVES OF ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA SURGERY, vol.127, no.5, pp.391-396, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objective The rate of postoperative infections is approximately 1% in spine surgery. However, when metal implants are used, postoperative infection rates significantly increase and were reported between 2.1 and 8.5%. This study aim to set up an infection model in the rat spine with a metal implant.