AOTrauma Webinar:  Why Do Patients Get Infection?

May 30, 2017 14:00 CET

Main Presenter: Olivier Borens, MD (Switzerland)
Chat Moderator: Stephen Kates, MD (USA)

Surgical site infections after trauma are debilitating and costly. They are feared by the surgeon and the patient alike. The incidence of this complication can be decreased by proper preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management.
The goal of this webinar is to present easy-to-use tools and strategies that will lead to a decrease in the incidence of infection.

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Infection

Executive Editor: Joseph Schatzker, Richard Buckley

Authors: Michael Castro, Richard Buckley, Andrew Sands, Christina Kabbash

Phalanges

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Glossary

Plantar approach to DIP joint
Make a skin incision along the skin crease the full width of the toe. enlarge

Skin incision

Make a skin incision along the skin crease the full width of the toe.


Divide transversely the superficial transverse aponeurotic bands. enlarge

Superficial dissection

Division of the aponeurotic bands

Divide transversely the superficial transverse aponeurotic bands.


Dissect down to the tendon of flexor digitorum longus (FDL). enlarge

Division of FDL

Dissect down to the tendon of flexor digitorum longus (FDL).
Use a blunt hook to find the tendon and pull it towards the skin incision.
Divide the tendon of FDL.


Make a ventral capsulotomy the width of the joint. enlarge

Capsulotomy

Make a ventral capsulotomy the width of the joint.

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