Powdered antibiotic reduces post-surgery spinal infections

New research has found that a powdered antibiotic, Vancomycin, can help reduce the chance of post-operative infection when scattered directly onto the wound.

The study found that, using this method, the infection rate was approximately 1% of 1,512 cases of spinal surgeries. This is well below the average, which can be up to 20%.

Researchers are planning on conducting a larger case-controlled study in the future.

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