Routine pin tract care in external fixation is unnecessary: a randomised, prospective, blinded controlled study.

@article{Camathias2012RoutinePT,
  title={Routine pin tract care in external fixation is unnecessary: a randomised, prospective, blinded controlled study.},
  author={Carlo Camathias and Victor Valderrabano and Hermann Oberli},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 11},
  pages={1969-73}
}
INTRODUCTION Pin site infections are seen in up to 40% of external fixators (ExFix) and are therefore the most common complication with this device. There is no consensus in the literature as to the appropriate regimen for pin tract care and infection prevention. This study is the first intra-subject, randomised, prospective controlled trial comparing daily pin tract care to no pin tract care at all. METHOD Consecutive patients series (56 patients, 16 female, age 4-68 y, mean 24 y, in total… CONTINUE READING

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