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International Journal of Case Reports in Orthopaedics
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International Journal of Case Reports in Orthopaedics

2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A

Antibiotic rod as a single stage treatment option in infected tibia I/L nail


Author(s): Dr. Arslan Abro, Dr. Majid Khan, Dr. M Kazim, Dr. Nouman Memon, Dr. Faizan Iqbal, Dr. Niaz Hussain and Nuresh Kumar Valecha

Abstract: Objective: To assess the use of antibiotic rod as the definite treatment option in case of infected tibia fracture. Method’s: This study was conducted in the Orthopedics Department of Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan during June 2016 and July 2018. Patients who presented to us with infected intramedullary nail of tibia were included in study. All patients were enrolled only after obtaining written and informed consent. Result’s: Mean follow up 6 +- 0.3 months while final follow up were taken 12 months, it was noticed that infection was controlled in all the patients while 11 out of 14 patients achieved union while the remaining 3 patients required a second stage surgery due to non-union. Hence in this study 11 (90%) patients, were treated only with single stage antibiotic rod procedure and obtained satisfactory results in terms of infection control and union. Discussion: Cement Antibiotic Rod can be used as an effective and definitive single stage treatment option in case of infected tibia nail

DOI: 10.22271/27078345.2020.v2.i2a.19

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Dr. Arslan Abro, Dr. Majid Khan, Dr. M Kazim, Dr. Nouman Memon, Dr. Faizan Iqbal, Dr. Niaz Hussain, Nuresh Kumar Valecha. Antibiotic rod as a single stage treatment option in infected tibia I/L nail. Int J Case Rep Orthop 2020;2(2):04-07. DOI: 10.22271/27078345.2020.v2.i2a.19


International Journal of Case Reports in Orthopaedics