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Year : 1973  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 57-60

The management Of Sepsis Following Metallic Internal Fixation Of Fractures

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N. D Aggarwal

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Metallic internal fixation is an important procedure for the treatment of fractures. With any surgical procedure on the bones, post-operative infection is a known complication, the incidence of which varies from place to place depending upon the aseptic precautions. When infection develops after intra-medullary nailing, the result can be disastrous. There is limited information concerning infections after intramedullary nailing and the problem of management has been little discussed. In such infected nailed fractures, surgeon is confronted with a problem as to whether the internal fixation device should be removed straight away or after the fracture unites. The purpose of this article is to report the findings in a series of 24 cases showing sepsis following metallic internal fixation, available for study at Rajindra Hospital, Patiala from 1961 to 1966.

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