Antimicrobial dressing reduces pin tract infection in external fixation
Vol: 2| Issue: 4| Number:12| ISSN#: 2564-2537
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A
Antimicrobial Gauze as a Dressing Reduces Pin Site InfectionClin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Feb;470(2):610-5. Epub 2011 Aug 13
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38 patients undergoing limb lengthening or deformity correction surgeries and requiring an external fixator were randomized to receive pin site dressing using gauze impregnated with an antimicrobial agent or wetted with saline. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of gauze with an antimicrobial agent on pin tract infections. The results indicate that the antimicrobial gauze reduced t...
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