Fracture Related Surgical Site Infections

Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics | Vol 4 | Issue 2 |  July-Dec 2019 | page:33-37 | Dr. Aditya Menon, Vikas Agashe, Dr. Camilla Rodrigues, Dr. Anjali Shetty, Dr. Rajeev Soman, Dr. Bimal Mody, Dr. Ayesha Sunavala

Author: Aditya Menon [1], Vikas Agashe [1], Camilla Rodrigues [1],  Anjali Shetty [1], Rajeev Soman [1], Bimal Mody [1], Ayesha Sunavala [1]

[1] PD Hinduja National Hospital, Mahim

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Aaditya Menon,
PD Hinduja National Hospital, Mahim


Surgical site infections following operative treatment of fractures are challenging because of the presence of implants and the problem of fracture healing. The senior author (VA) recommends a 6 legged table concept for good outcomes when dealing with surgical site infections in orthopaedics. This includes early detection of infection, radical debridement, local measures to control wound infection, early soft tissue cover, provision of adequate stability and targeted antibiotics for adequate duration.
Keywords: Surgical site infection, fractures, implant.


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How to Cite this article: Menon A, Agashe V, Rodrigues C, Shetty A, Soman R, Mody B, Sunavala A. Fracture Related Surgical Site Infections. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics July-Dec 2019;4(2):33-37.

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