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8Treatment - bone and soft-tissue reconstruction

After eradication of infection by surgery, combined with appropriate antibiotics, and the creation of a viable...

Principles

After eradication of infection by surgery, combined with appropriate antibiotics, and the creation of a viable and stable soft-tissue environment, skeletal reconstruction comes next.
During the program to eradicate the infection, bear in mind the likely reconstructive options (bone graft, bone transport, or amputation), planning carefully incision placement and external fixator pin locations, etc., provided this does not compromise infection control.