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Outcome of infection following internal fixation of closed fractures

Mohd Yusof, Nazri and Yusof, Abdul Halim (2004) Outcome of infection following internal fixation of closed fractures. Med J Malaysia, 59 (5). pp. 665-669. ISSN 0300-5283

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A retrospective study was done in 30 patients with infected closed fractures treated initially by open reduction and internal fixation. Nineteen fractures involved the femur, 8 the tibia, 2 the radius and 1 the ulna. Twenty-five were diaphyseal and 5 metaphyseal. Twenty-two fractures had initially been treated with plating and 8 with intramedullary nailing. Thirteen patients presented in the acute phase and 17 in the subacute phase of infection. Twenty-two patients presented with low grade infection and 8 with florid infection. The commonest organism isolated was Staphylococcus aureus (80%), of which fifty four percent was resistant to Methicillin (MRSA). This study showed that 77% of infected fractures with a stable implant united even in the presence of infection

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3756/42096
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infected closed fracture, Internal fixation, Outcome
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: Nazri Mohd. Yusof
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2015 11:55
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2015 11:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/42096

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