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Infection Following Internal Fixation Of Closed Fractures

Mohd Yusof, Nazri and Zulkifly, Ahmad Hafiz and Khalid, Kamarul Ariffin and Zakaria@Mohamad, Zamzuri and Che Ahmad, Aminudin and Mohamed Amin, Mohamed Azril and Awang, Mohd Shukrimi (2006) Infection Following Internal Fixation Of Closed Fractures. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 5 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1823-4631

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This is a prospective study on infection following fixation of closed fractures done in Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan ,Kuantan from May 2003 to May 2005. There were 23 cases in this study. The mean age of patient was 32.9 years (range 15 to 77). Twenty one were males and 2 females. Twenty (87%) infections occurred in the lower limb and only 3(13%) occurred in the upper limbs. Twenty two patients (91%) had plating done for the fracture. Infection following internal fixation is commonly a deep seated (96%) and florid (78%) infection in which 70% occur after the surgical wound has healed. Staphylococcus aureus is the commonest organism isolated in which 43% are Methicillin resistant (MRSA). Overall infection caused by gram negative organisms is more common than gram positive organisms

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2397/34509
Uncontrolled Keywords: infection, internal fixation, close fracture
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof Mohd Shukrimi Awang
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2014 11:57
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2015 14:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/34509

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