First results with the immediate reconstructive strategy for internal hardware exposure in non-united fractures of the distal third of the leg: case series and literature review

@inproceedings{Vaienti2012FirstRW,
  title={First results with the immediate reconstructive strategy for internal hardware exposure in non-united fractures of the distal third of the leg: case series and literature review},
  author={Luca Vaienti and Adriano Di Matteo and R Gazzola and Luca Pierannunzii and Giovanni Palitta and Andrea Marchesi},
  booktitle={Journal of orthopaedic surgery and research},
  year={2012}
}
BackgroundFractures of the distal third of the leg are increasingly common and are often handled by open reduction and internal fixation. Exposure and infection of internal hardware could occur, especially after high energy traumas, requiring hardware removal and delayed soft tissue reconstruction. Nevertheless immediate soft tissue reconstruction without internal hardware removal is still possible in selected patients.In this study the effectiveness and the complications of immediate soft… CONTINUE READING
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