Authors: Pouya Alijanipour, Caroline Granger
RECOMMENDATION: No. The interbody cage can be maintained in the absence of clinical and radiographic signs of loosening or displacement of the cage or compression on neural and vascular structures. However, the cage should be removed if the infection persists despite salvage attempts consisting of irrigation and debridement procedures combined with intravenous antibiotic treatment.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 73%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 27% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)331