In this article, the authors review the literature for the current thinking in management of pin sites after external framing.
Pin site management remains a challenge after external framing and is perhaps the most significant barrier to the use of this technology. Infection after framing ranges from 1% to 100% depending on the criteria used to diagnose. Clarity will be sought with regards to defining and identifying infection, as well as the appropriate treatment to infection.
The paper looks at current methods of managing pin sites, and their advantages and shortcomings. The authors will also investigate the future of pin-site management, and where it is headed. Literature has differing opinions on a gold standard for managing pin sites. This paper will aim to provide the best practice to lower and control the incidence of infection for external fixation during post-operative care. This paper will aim to provide a consensus that will facilitate specialists, nurses, and patients in their respective management of infection.
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