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Damage Control in Femoral Shaft Fractures

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Description: OTA Paper 2004: Risk of Local Infection?
We aimed to determine the rate of wound infection after use of DCO procedures and primary IMN for femoral fracture stabilization in severely injured patients.
Conclusion: The results of this study demonstrate that infection rates after DCO for femoral fractures are not significantly different than those observed after primary IMN.

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Pape et al
Institution: OTA
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Language: English

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Added: Mon Sep 05 2005
Last Modified: Mon Jan 21 2008