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Skeletal pin traction: guidelines on postoperative care and support

The presence of infection can have devastating consequences. These range from loss of fracture alignment and apparatus failure to localised infections that can lead to osteomyelitis. Osteomyelitis is difficult to treat, results in the failure of orthopaedic treatment and surgery, and may lead to long-term pain, discomfort and disability. This condition must be avoided at all costs, particularly in view of the increase in antibiotic resistant micro-organisms. There is, therefore, an ...

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