[Implant-associated post-traumatic osteomyelitis. Bacterial biofilms and the immune defence as protagonists of the local inflammatory process].

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BACKGROUND Formation of bacterial biofilms on implants is a severe complication following orthopaedic surgery. In the present study we addressed the role of the immune response, particularly with regard to the pathogenesis of the disease. METHODS In a prospective study comprising 74 patients with implant-associated post-traumatic osteomyelitis, peripheral… (More)

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