Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Shoulder Following Routine Rotator Cuff Repair

Zani, Sabino; Babigian, Alan
May 2008
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;May2008, Vol. 90-A Issue 5, p1117
Academic Journal
The article looks at a case of necrotizing fasciitis of the shoulder which presented after an open rotator cuff surgery and acromioplasty. The author mentions the rarity of necrotizing fasciitis of the shoulder, noting that infection has been documented only following muscle strain or shoulder injection. The patient discussed received clindamycin prior to surgery due to a penicillin allergy and was administered vancomycin and gentamicin upon return.


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