TITLE

Evidence-Based Orthopaedics

PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Aug2004, Vol. 86-A Issue 8, p1835
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article examines whether complication rates differs between daily and weekly pin-site care in patients in whom an external fixator has been used to stabilize a high tibial osteotomy in the treatment of gonarthrosis of the knee. 50 patients undergoing surgery for gonarthrosis by the hemicallotasis technique with use of 2 hydroxyapatite-coated pins in the metaphyseal bone and 2 standard conical pins in the diaphyseal bone were examined. No difference existed between the weekly and daily pin-site care groups in terms of frequency or severity of infection.
ACCESSION #
13954282

 

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