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Treatment of severely open tibial fractures, non-unions, and fracture-related infections with a gentamicin-coated tibial nail—clinical outcomes including quality of life analysis and psychological ICD-10-based symptom rating

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Walter, Nike ; Popp, Daniel ; Freigang, Viola ; Nerlich, Michael ; Alt, Volker ; Rupp, Markus
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 21 Feb 2022 09:42


Background Implant-associated infections depict a major challenge in orthopedics and trauma surgery putting a high burden on the patients and health care systems, strongly requiring improvement of infection prevention and of clinical outcomes. One strategy includes the usage of antimicrobial-coated implants. We evaluated outcomes after surgical treatment using a gentamicin-coated nail on (i) ...


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