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Treatment of Early Post-op Wound Infection after Internal Fixation

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[Technical Report, Annual Report]

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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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 trauma where multiple factors make the prevention and treatment of these infections very complicated. As of October 1, 2018, a total of 2058 patients have been screened for eligibility, and of these, 920 were eligible. Of the 920 eligible patients, 232 25 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, 2019, the study has been closed for enrollment and we reached 87.9 of our total enrollment. Two hundred and ninety two patients have completed the study.


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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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[A, Approved For Public Release]