If you're having back surgery any time soon, most likely you're involved in a lot of planning and preparation right now.
One thing you may want to add to your checklist is risk for infection. This is a very serious issue that often negatively affects both patients and hospitals. To learn more, including what you can do to help minimize your risk, please read about it in my new article Spinal Infection Risks.
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