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MUSCULOSKELETAL SURGERY

, Volume 103, Issue 3, pp 299–300 | Cite as

Letter to the editor regarding: Intrawound application of vancomycin changes the responsible germ in elective spine surgery without significant effect on the rate of infection: a randomized prospective study

  • J. V. C. LemansEmail author
  • S. P. J. Muijs
  • M. C. Kruyt
Letter to the Editor
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Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

Justin Lemans declares that he has no conflict of interest. Sander Muijs declares that he has no conflict of interest. Moyo Kruyt declares that he has no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

This article does not contain any studies with human participants performed by any of the authors.

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© Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsUniversity Medical Center UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands

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