What factors suggest a successful outcome with nonoperative treatment

The ideal patient for nonoperative treatment is a neurologically intact patient with primarily disc space involvement, minimal involvement of adjacent vertebrae, no kyphotic deformity, and who is not debilitated by systemic disease or immune suppression. The most consistent predictors of success for nonoperative treatment include:

• Patients younger than 60 years

• Patients who are immunocompetent

• Infections with Staphylococcus aureus

• Decreasing ESR and CRP with treatment

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