Is there a role for oral antibiotics in the prevention of infection in patients with draining wounds following spinal surgery?

Authors: Alexander Montgomery, Rajesh Mangatt il

RECOMMENDATION: There is no reliable evidence for the use of prophylactic oral antibiotic therapy in patients with draining wounds after spine surgery.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Consensus

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 93%, Disagree: 7%, Abstain: 0% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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