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Treatment of Hardware Infection after Osteosynthesis of Lower Leg using Negative Pressure Wound Therapy and Transforming Powder Dressing


Marinović, Marin; Ivančić, Aldo; Španjol, Josip; Pin, Maja; Bakota, Bore; Bandalović, Ante; Čukelj, Fabijan
Treatment of Hardware Infection after Osteosynthesis of Lower Leg using Negative Pressure Wound Therapy and Transforming Powder Dressing // Collegium antropologicum, 38 (2014), 4; 1233-1236 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, stručni)


Naslov
Treatment of Hardware Infection after Osteosynthesis of Lower Leg using Negative Pressure Wound Therapy and Transforming Powder Dressing

Autori
Marinović, Marin ; Ivančić, Aldo ; Španjol, Josip ; Pin, Maja ; Bakota, Bore ; Bandalović, Ante ; Čukelj, Fabijan

Izvornik
Collegium antropologicum (0350-6134) 38 (2014), 4; 1233-1236

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, stručni

Ključne riječi
Hardware infection ; NPWT ; transforming powder dressing ; lower leg fracture

Sažetak
Fractures of the distal part of the lower leg are more common in everyday practice and traumatology. In young and active patients these injuries are mainly caused by high energy trauma. They are treated with external fi xator in fi rst step, and in second step, after sanation of the soft tissue, with open reduction and internal fi xation (ORIF). It is very safe and effective method of treatment. Treatment of the infections that occur in the early postoperative period after open reduction and internal fi xation represents a great problem and challenge for surgeons. It is widely accepted that the presence of deep infection can´t be cured in the presence of hardware. However, removal of hardware in the presence of unhealed fractures signifi cantly complicates sanation of infection and fracture itself. We have decided to present a 35-years-old patient with a hardware infection with present chronic wound with hardware exposed eight months after the fi rst operation and six months after second operation. The wound measured one centimeter in diameter with cell detritus and bad granulations tissue inside the wound. Hardwre was exposed in the depth of the wound.The secretion was minimal. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) was applicated after debridemet and lavage performed in ambulatory conditions. The starting therapy was continuously –125 mm Hg of vacuum. After fi ve days of NPWT the defect was partially fi lled with granulation tissue. For another fi ve days we continue with NPWT with the same values of –125 mm Hg pressure but in the intermitent mode. After that period we used transforming powder dressing for covering and protection of the wound with was fi lled with granulation tissue. Five days later, wound was completely healed with epithelisation. After four months of patient follow-up, we found the wound is completely repaired. The patient denies pain and has continued orderly fl ow of fracture healing, with no signs of infection.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Kliničke medicinske znanosti



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Ustanove
Medicinski fakultet, Rijeka

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