Chapter 11: Managing infectious complications of Ilizarov fixators

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Pin and wire insertion techniques are discussed. Postoperative gauze or sponges are used for the first 2 to 3 weeks. Pin maintenance is discussed. Pins adjacent to tendons may have clear drainage, Loose wires or pins cause inflammation, Deep wire infections are treated with intravenous antibiotics and possible removal. Septic arthritis is treated by wire removal and arthrotomy. Deep fracture infection is treated by debridement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-102
Number of pages3
JournalTechniques in Orthopaedics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2002


  • Ilizarov wire infection
  • Septic arthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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