Current Treatments of Tibial Surgical Site Infection and Osteomyelitis after Fracture Surgery

Journal Article

Infections after tibia fracture are one of the most challenging areas of orthopedic care. Specialized techniques are required to achieve resolution of the infection and bony union. We detail here our strategies for infection debridement, temporary skeletal stabilization, antibiotic administration, and definitive reconstruction. Special emphasis is on the treatment of osteomyelitis of the tibial shaft; however, these same techniques can be applied to other areas of the skeleton as well.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Costales, T; Shannon, SF; Gage, MJ; Manson, TT

Published Date

  • January 1, 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 117 - 122

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2333-0600

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0885-9698

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/BTO.0000000000000451

Citation Source

  • Scopus