Management of infected nonunion of long bones : the last decade (1996-2006)

Show simple item record Motsitsi, Nkosana Silas 2009-01-20T08:32:44Z 2009-01-20T08:32:44Z 2008-02
dc.description.abstract Infected nonunion is one of the most challenging orthopaedic complications to manage. There is considerable morbidity associated with infected nonunion. There is significant impact on the life of the patient; social, financial, physical, and mental. Infected nonunion may be a limb-threatening complication. Significant progress has been made in the management of infected nonunion in the last decade. There are clear guidelines for pre-operative evaluation and treatment strategy. The recommended strategy is the ‘infection-elimination first’ strategy. This strategy involves two steps: control of infection by local radical debridement of dead tissue followed by reconstruction. There are four operative techniques (with considerable overlap among them) which have been used in the past decade: Ilizarov, intramedullary devices with or without the use of external fixator, free tissue transfer, and in situ reconstruction. Bone results are, in general, better compared to functional results. Overall, the outcome following treatment of infected nonunion are good to excellent. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Motsitsi, NS 2008, 'Management of infected nonunion of long bones : the last decade (1996-2006)', Injury, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 155-160. [] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0020-1383
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.injury.2007.08.032
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.rights Elsevier en_US
dc.subject Infected nonunion en_US
dc.subject Long bones en_US
dc.subject Management en_US
dc.subject Outcome en_US
dc.subject Last decade en_US
dc.subject Complications en_US
dc.subject Surgery en_US
dc.subject Prognosis en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Infection
dc.subject.lcsh Debridement
dc.subject.lcsh Intramedullary fracture fixation
dc.subject.lcsh Transplantation of organs, tissues, et
dc.subject.lcsh Orthopedic surgery -- Therapeutics -- Complications
dc.title Management of infected nonunion of long bones : the last decade (1996-2006) en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US

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