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Volume:2 Issue:7 Number:338 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #4273
Ace Report Cover Trauma

Routine pin tract care is unnecessary in external fixation treatment

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OrthoEvidence. Routine pin tract care is unnecessary in external fixation treatment. ACE Report. 2013;2(7):338. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/4273

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

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

Injury. 2012 Nov;43(11):1969-73. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2012.08.010. Epub 2012 Aug 16

Contributing Authors: Carlo Camathias Victor Valderrabano Hermann Oberli

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56 patients who required a total of 204 pins for external fixation of compound fractures, closed fractures, or bony defects were included in this study to determine the efficacy of pin tract care in external fixation. The pins were randomized to receive daily pin site care or no treatment based on proximal and distal anatomical location. The results of this trial demonstrated that routine pin trac...

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