Revista Cubana de Ortopedia y Traumatología
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3100
ESCARPANTER BULIES, Julio C. Surgical re-operations in external bone fixation. . Rev Cubana Ortop Traumatol [online]. 2003, vol.17, n.1-2, pp. 37-41. ISSN 1561-3100.
A study to detect the surgical re-operation rate in a group of patients operated on by external bone fixation technique in the orthopedic and trauma service of "Comandante Pinares" General Teaching Hospital in San Cristóbal municipality was carried out. A high surgical re-operation rate was found in the sample, always related to the wire path sepsis. The results of re-operated cases were less satisfactory with the other techniques used.
Palabras llave : EXTERNAL FIXATORS; BONE WIRES; SEPSIS.