Postoperative surgical site infection following acetabular fracture fixation.

@article{Suzuki2010PostoperativeSS,
  title={Postoperative surgical site infection following acetabular fracture fixation.},
  author={Takashi Suzuki and Steven J. Morgan and Wade R. Smith and Philip F. Stahel and Syed Amir Gillani and David J Hak},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2010},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={
          396-9
        }
}
Postoperative surgical site infection (SSI) in orthopaedic trauma surgery is uncommon, but can present serious complications. This study was designed to assess the prevalence of, and to identify the risk factors for, SSI following acetabular fracture open reduction and internal fixation. A total of 326 consecutive patients who underwent acetabular fracture surgery were retrospectively reviewed. There were 17 patients (5.2%) who developed a SSI, including 10 deep infections and 7 superficial… CONTINUE READING

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