Can Normal Fracture Healing Be Achieved When the Implant Is Retained on the Basis of Infection? An Experimental Animal Model


Bilgili F., Balci H., Karaytug K., Sariyilmaz K. , Atalar A. C. , Bozdag E., ...More

CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, vol.473, no.10, pp.3190-3196, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 473 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11999-015-4331-9
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.3190-3196

Abstract

Infection after open fractures is a common complication. Treatment options for infections developed after intramedullary nailing surgery remain a topic of controversy. We therefore used a rat fracture model to evaluate the effects of infection on osseous union when the implant was maintained.