Antimicrobial gauze as a dressing reduces pin site infection: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Lee2012AntimicrobialGA,
  title={Antimicrobial gauze as a dressing reduces pin site infection: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Chee Kean Lee and Yeok Pin Chua and A. Saw},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2012},
  volume={470 2},
  pages={610-5}
}
BACKGROUND Pin site infection is a common problem in external fixation. Plain gauze wetted with normal saline is commonly used for a pin site dressing owing to the simplicity and low cost. Evidence to support adding an antimicrobial agent in the dressing material is lacking. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We compared the rate of pin tract infection using plain gauze and gauze impregnated with polyhexamethylene biguanide in patients undergoing limb lengthening procedures. PATIENTS AND METHODS We… CONTINUE READING
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