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Table 1 Indication for surgery (n patients)

From: Single-stage debridement and spinal fusion using PEEK cages through a posterior approach for eradication of lumbar pyogenic spondylodiscitis: a safe treatment strategy for a detrimental condition

Immobilizing pain 10
Failure of conservative therapya 6
Instability with osseous lesions 5
Epidural/paravertebral abscess formation 4
Secondary kyphosis 2
  1. aPatients diagnosed with lumbar spondylodiscitis treated conservatively for more than 6 weeks and/or demonstrating disease progression