New method of closing the incision during scoliosis surgery nearly eliminates infections

Patients with scoliosis who undergo surgery may be less likely to develop an infection or other complications after the procedure when a novel wound closure technique pioneered at NYU Langone Medical  is utilized, according to new research.

In this new technique, surgeons use a multi-layered flap closure that enables doctors to close several layers of muscle and fascia while maintaining blood supply from the donor site to the recipient site. The researchers believe this new method reduces complication rates by eliminating