One-stage posterior surgery for lumbar pyogenic spondylitis.

Takeaway

  • Transforaminal lumbar thorough debridement decompression and spondylodesis (TLTDDS) is effective in the treatment of lumbar pyogenic spondylitis (LPS), allowing abscess removal, neural decompression, spinal fusion and functional improvement.

Why this matters

    LPS is a severe disease with high mortality, yet little evidence exists to indicate the best surgical approach to treatment.