Vancomycin Powder Combined With Autogenous Bone Graft as a Prevention for Post-operative Infection for Spine Surgery

  • End date
    Dec 31, 2027
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
Updated on 22 January 2021


Deep surgical site infection (DSSI) is one of the most challenging complications for spinal surgeons and can lead to a poor clinical outcome. This ambispective study was designed to examine the effect of vancomycin powder mixed with autogenous bone graft and bone substitute on preventing deep surgical site infection (DSSI) in degenerative lumbar fusion surgeries as well as any interference with bony fusion.

Condition Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, Spinal Fusion, spinal fusions
Treatment with U-VANCO (vancomycin hydrochloride), without U-VANCO (vancomycin hydrochloride)
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03883022
SponsorTaipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
Last Modified on22 January 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Patients who have instrumented spine fusion surgery due to failed conservative treatment (bed rest, medication, rehabilitation programs) for 3 to 6 months
Patients who are willing to sign the surgical permit after the surgeon explains all surgical procedures along with the surgical risks
Patients who fully understand the surgical procedures as well as the surgical risks and are willing to sign the surgical permit and the inform consent
Patients who agree one more blood withdrawal after operation

Exclusion Criteria

Patients who agree to accept the spine surgery but do not agree to sign the inform consent
Patients who have allergic reaction to vancomycin
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