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Journal of Bone and Joint Infection An open-access journal of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society and the MusculoSkeletal Infection Society
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In order to monitor pin site infections, facilitate communication between team members, and assist treatment decision-making, we aimed to develop a registration tool. The present pilot study evaluates the feasibility of a prospective registration procedure for reporting, evaluating, and monitoring of pin site infections in 39 trauma, limb deformity, and bone infection patients with external ring fixation.
JBJI | Articles | Volume 6, issue 5
J. Bone Joint Infect., 6, 135–140, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/jbji-6-135-2021
J. Bone Joint Infect., 6, 135–140, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/jbji-6-135-2021

Original full-length article 07 Apr 2021

Original full-length article | 07 Apr 2021

Prospective evaluation of pin site infections in 39 patients treated with external ring fixation

Mats Bue et al.

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In order to monitor pin site infections, facilitate communication between team members, and assist treatment decision-making, we aimed to develop a registration tool. The present pilot study evaluates the feasibility of a prospective registration procedure for reporting, evaluating, and monitoring of pin site infections in 39 trauma, limb deformity, and bone infection patients with external ring fixation.
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