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

Dorsal approach to DIP joint
The veins are superficial and should be preserved, especially those running in the long axis of the toe. enlarge

Anatomy

The veins are superficial and should be preserved, especially those running in the long axis of the toe. The arteries and the nerves are basically situated on the medial and lateral aspects of the toe.


Make a transverse incision over the DIP joint. enlarge

Incision

Make a transverse incision over the DIP joint. Take care not to extend the incision over the lateral aspect of the toe so as not to harm the collateral nerves.


This incision gives a good view of the extensor tendon enlarge

Exposure

This incision gives a good view of the extensor tendon.

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