Accession Number : AD1048506

Title :   Treatment of Early Post-Op Wound Infection after Internal Fixation

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,15 Sep 2016,14 Sep 2017

Corporate Author : Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville United States

Personal Author(s) : Obremskey, William

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Report Date : 01 Oct 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Postoperative infection is one of the most prevalent and challenging complications faced by orthopaedic surgeons and patients in both the military and civilian populations. The wounds are contaminated or colonized at the time of injury, during the course of therapy, or both. Infection is always a possibility with any surgical intervention, particularly in the setting of orthopaedic trauma where multiple factors make the prevention and treatment of these infections very complicated.As of October 1, 2017, a total of 1624 patients have been screened for eligibility, and of these, 731 (45 ) were eligible. Of the 731 eligible patients, 173 (24 of eligible) were consented and enrolled into the RCT; 117 (16 of eligible) were consented and enrolled into the observational arm. We have now reached 65.5 of our total enrollment. One hundred and sixty-three patients have completed the study.

Descriptors :   Antibiotics , WOUND INFECTIONS , surgery , wounds and injuries , trauma , bone fractures

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE