Impact of Infection on Fracture Fixation.

  title={Impact of Infection on Fracture Fixation.},
  author={Michael C. Willey and Matthew D. Karam},
  journal={The Orthopedic clinics of North America},
  volume={47 2},
Surgical site infection can be a devastating complication that results in significant morbidity in patients who undergo operative fixation of fractures. Reducing the rate of infection and wound complications in high-risk trauma patients by giving early effective antibiotics, improving soft tissue management, and using antiseptic techniques is a common topic of discussion. Despite heightened awareness, there has not been a significant reduction in surgical site infection over the past 40 years… CONTINUE READING
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