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Yi Lu, MD, PhD, and Douglas Salvador, MD, MPH; August 2019
A woman with a history of prior spine surgery presented to the emergency department with progressive low back pain. An MRI scan of T11–S1 showed lumbar degenerative joint disease and a small L5–S1 disc herniation. She was referred for physical therapy and prescribed muscle relaxant, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, and pain relievers. Ten days later, she presented to a community hospital with fever, inability to walk, and numbness from the waist down. Her white blood cell count was greater than 30,000 and she was found to be in acute renal and liver failure. She was transferred to a neurosurgery service at an academic hospital when an MRI revealed a T6–T10 thoracic epidural abscess.
Journal Article > Commentary
Patel P, Robinson BS, Novicoff WM, Dunnington GL, Brenner MJ, Saleh KJ. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011;93:e1261-e1266.
This commentary discusses disruptive behavior in orthopedic surgery, including causes, consequences, and areas for improvement.