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Abstracts on orthopedic complications from proceedings of orthopaedic meetings & societies

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Compartment Syndromes

Location: http://www.wheelessonline.com/ortho/compartment_syndrome

Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics compartment syndrome is elevation of interstitial pressure in closed fascial compartment that results in microvascular compromise; - as duration & magnitude of interstitial pressure increase, myoneural function is impaired & necrosis of soft tissues eventually develops;
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2004 Antibiotics for preventing infection in open limb fractures popular

Location: http://www.cochrane.org/reviews/en/ab003764.html

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Summary: Antibiotics are effective in preventing early infection in open fractures of the limbs Wound and bone infections are common complications following open fractures of the limbs. For more than 20 years, in developed countries, the use of antibiotics has been a part of a standard management protocol that also includes...
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2000 Audit of Deep Wound Infection following Hip Fracture Surgery

Location: http://www.rcsed.ac.uk/journal/vol45_1/4510010.htm

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An audit of 171 consecutive hip fractures treated surgically showed a deep wound infection rate of 3.6%. Several shortcomings in the implementation of the infection policy were identified and recommendations to eliminate them introduced. Review of the subsequent 186 patients gave a deep infection rate of 1.1%. Attention to detail...
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Antithrombotic Therapy popular

Location: http://www.sign.ac.uk/guidelines/fulltext/36/index.html

Antithrombotic Therapy. SIGN Guideline. SIGN Publication No. 36 ISBN 1899893 76 8 Published March 1999
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1997 Heparin low molecular weight heparin and physical methods for preventing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism following surgery for hip fractures Cochrane Review

Location: http://www.cochrane.org/reviews/en/ab000305.html

Prophylaxis using heparin and low molecular weight heparin
Heparins and some mechanical pumping devices may help prevent blood clots forming in the legs after surgery for hip fracture
Patients with hip fracture may develop blood clots (thrombosis) in their legs. Some of these blood clots may travel to the lungs and cause...
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2004 Tibial Nonunions eMedicine Orthopedics

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1252306-overview

eMedicine 2004 Patel Updated 2009
Synonyms and related keywords: tibial delayed union, aseptic nonunion, infected nonunion, tibial fractures, fractures of the tibia, nonunions of the tibia, broken leg, leg fracture, delayed healing, hypertrophic nonunions, atrophic nonunions, normotrophic nonunions, long bone fractures
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Acute Compartment Syndrome Of The Leg

Location: http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/325/7364/557

BMJ editorial BMJ 2002;325:557-558 Acute limb compartment syndrome is a surgical emergency characterised by raised pressure in an unyielding osteofascial compartment. Sustained elevation of tissue pressure reduces capillary perfusion below a level necessary for tissue viability, and irreversible muscle and nerve damage may occur within hours. Causes include trauma, revascularisation...
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Antibiotic Prophylaxis

Location: http://www.wheelessonline.com/ortho/antibiotic_prophylaxis

Perioperative Prophylactic Antibiotics:
- it is essential that antibiotics be given prior to incision;
- in most cases, patients should receive 1-2 gm of IV Ancef 30 min prior to the incision
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics
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Chronic And Exertional Compartment Syndromes

Location: http://www.wheelessonline.com/ortho/chronic_and_exertional_compartment_syndromes

Wheeless Textbook of Orthopaedics. Notes on:
Anterior Compartment Syndrome:
Posterior Compartment Syndrome
Lateral Compartment Syndrome
Non Operative Treatment
Indications for Surgery
Technique: (chronic anterior compartment syndrome)
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Compartment Syndrome Diagnosis

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/474633_3

Medscape Journal Scan April 2004 Review of articles on missed diagnosis of compartment syndrome
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Compartment Syndrome Of The Foot

Location: http://www.wheelessonline.com/ortho/compartment_syndrome_of_the_foot

Wheeless Textbook of Orthopaedics compartment syndromes can occur in the foot as in other parts of body; - mechanism of injury is severe local trauma, & assoc skeletal injury may be minimal; - classic...
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Compartment Syndrome Of The Thigh

Location: http://www.wheelessonline.com/ortho/compartment_syndrome_of_thigh

Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics - compartment syndrome is uncommon in thigh because of large-volume that the thigh requires to cause a pathological increase in interstitial pressure; - fascial compartments of thigh blend anatomically w/ muscles of hip,potentially...
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Compartment Syndrome Resulting From Tibial Fracture

Location: http://www.wheelessonline.com/ortho/compartment_syndrome_resulting_from_tibial_frx

compartment syndrome following tibia fractures are most common in closed frx (upto 20% of frx) but may also occur following open frx; - cast immobilization may increase pressure; - it remains unclear whether IM nailing will increase or decrease compartment pressures,...
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