Accession Number:



Treatment of Early Post-Op Wound Infection After Internal Fixation

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,15 Sep 2017,14 Sep 2018

Corporate Author:

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:


Pagination or Media Count:



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, 2018, a total of 2028 patients have been screened for eligibility, and of these, 905 45 were eligible. Of the 905 eligible patients, 232 26 of eligible were consented and enrolled into the RCT 130 14 of eligible were consented and enrolled into the observational arm. As of October 1, 2018, the study has been closed for enrollment and we reached 87.9 of our total enrollment. Two hundred and fifteen of all patients have completed the study.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement: