Int J Surg Case Rep 2022 May 3;94:107153. Epub 2022 May 3.
Department of Orthopaedics, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215006, China. Electronic address:
Introduction And Importance: Surgical site infection (SSI) is one of the most intractable complications following spine surgery during the early postoperative stage. Elderly (age > 70 years), body mass index > 30, smoking, diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, anemia, low serum albumin, operation time > 3 h, and perioperative blood loss > 500 mL are the common risk factors of SSI after spine surgery. However, there are few published reports about sweat contamination induced surgical site infections with Staphylococcus epidermidis up to date. Read More