Delayed implants sepsis in HIV-positive patients following open fractures treated with orthopaedic implants.

@article{Phaff2015DelayedIS,
  title={Delayed implants sepsis in HIV-positive patients following open fractures treated with orthopaedic implants.},
  author={M Phaff and James Aird and P D Rollinson},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2015},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={
          590-4
        }
}
BACKGROUND There has been concern that HIV-positive patients may be more susceptible to delayed infection (>1 month) after treatment of open fractures with orthopaedic implants. To date, the longest published follow-up for such patients is 6 months. AIM Long-term follow-up to identify rates of delayed implant sepsis in open fractures treated with internal fixation, in HIV positive patients and controls. METHODS Prospective observational study. Between March 2011 and April 2012, we attempted… CONTINUE READING