eluting antibiotic bone graft substitutes for the treatment of osteomyelitis in long bones. A review: evidence for their use?

@inproceedings{Schlickewei2014elutingAB,
  title={eluting antibiotic bone graft substitutes for the treatment of osteomyelitis in long bones. A review: evidence for their use?},
  author={Carsten W. Schlickewei and Sinef Yarar and Johannes R{\"u}ger},
  year={2014}
}
Despite continuous advances in surgical procedures and antibiotic therapies, osteomyelitis still remains one of the most devastating complications in trauma and orthopedic surgery. Treatment of osteomyelitis represents a severe and challenging problem, even if the treatment of acute cases with systemic antibiotics has good success rates. Chronic cases need a consequent resection of dead or infected bone in addition to an improved systemic and local anti- biotic therapy. The gold standard… CONTINUE READING

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