Prevention and management of external fixator pin track sepsis

  title={Prevention and management of external fixator pin track sepsis},
  author={Nando Ferreira and Leonard C Marais},
  booktitle={Strategies in trauma and limb reconstruction},
Pin track-associated complications are almost universal findings with the use of external fixation. These complications are catastrophic if it leads to the failure of the bone-pin interface and could lead to pin loosening, fracture non-union and chronic osteomyelitis. Strategies proposed for the prevention and management of pin track complications are diverse and constantly changing. Prevention of external fixation pin track infection is a complex and ongoing task that requires attention to… CONTINUE READING


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