Accession Number:

ADA592170

Title:

Treatment of Early Post-op Wound Infection after Internal Fixation

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 15 Sep 2011-14 Sep 2012

Corporate Author:

VANDERBILT UNIV MEDICAL CENTER NASHVILLE TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Bone fracture is common in modern warfare with fractures being fixed via internal fixation of plates and screws to hold the fracture stable while the bone heals. Approximately 10-40 of severe fractures fixed with internal fixation plates, however, develop a deep wound infection before the bone is completely healed. Thus, the overall goals of this study are to 1 compare the efficacy of antibiotic treatment oral or intravenous for 6 weeks in patients treated for wound infection after plate internal fixation of a fracture prior to bony union and 2 build and validate a risk prediction model for failure of treatment of early postoperative wound infections after plate fixation of fractures.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE