Hand infections in the trauma patient.

  title={Hand infections in the trauma patient.},
  author={Eve Y. Tsai and Joseph M Failla},
  journal={Hand clinics},
  volume={15 2},
Infections are a frequent, unfortunate complication seen in orthopedic trauma patients. The specific anatomy of the upper extremity makes it an easy target for opportunistic organisms, especially after an acute traumatic event. In addition, pathogenic factors and host factors can contribute to the severity of the infection. Meticulous wound management… CONTINUE READING