Prevention of fracture-related infection: a multidisciplinary care package

@article{Metsemakers2017PreventionOF,
  title={Prevention of fracture-related infection: a multidisciplinary care package},
  author={W J Metsemakers and Jolien Onsea and Emilie Neutjens and Ester Steffens and Annette Schuermans and M. A. Mcnally and Stefaan J B Nijs},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
  year={2017},
  volume={41},
  pages={2457-2469}
}
Fracture-related infection (FRI) remains a challenging complication. It may result in permanent functional loss or even amputation in otherwise healthy patients. For these reasons, it is important to focus attention on prevention. In treatment algorithms for FRI, antibiotic stewardship programmes have already proved their use by means of a multidisciplinary collaboration between microbiologists, surgeons, pharmacists, infectious disease physicians and nursing staff. A similar approach, however… CONTINUE READING
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