A novel treatment approach to infected nonunion of long bones without systemic antibiotics

Masrouha, K.Z., M.E. Raad, and S.S. Saghieh. Strategies Trauma Limb Reconstr, 2018.
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The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to determine bone healing and infection resolution in 13 patients presenting with infected long bone nonunions. All patients underwent extensive debridement, bone reconstruction and resulting defects were filled with antibiotic-impregnated calcium sulphate pellets (STIMULAN). All patients received IV antibiotics in the 3-5 days following surgery, but no systemic antibiotics following hospital discharge. All patients were followed up for 2 years. In all patient’s union was achieved, and infection was eradicated. The abstract can be read, and the full paper can be obtained here.

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