Study backs antimicrobial coating for fixation pins
This article was originally published in Clinica
Coating external fixation pins with an antimicrobial can reduce pin tract infection while enhancing pin fixation, researchers reported at the meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in San Francisco earlier this month. Pin tract infection is a common complication of external fixation and can lead to pin loosening, fracture destabilisation and osteomyelitis.
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