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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Executive Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Florian Gebhard, Phil Kregor, Chris Oliver

Distal femur

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Prone position
Position the patient prone on a radiolucent table. enlarge

Position the patient prone on a radiolucent table.

Place cushions under the chest, pelvis, distal thigh, ankle and eyes, to avoid pressure sores.

Apply free draping of the involved lower limb. Put bolsters under the lower leg to flex the knee. This relaxes the sciatic nerve and protects it.

Make sure that the involved knee is fully visible using image intensifier control in both AP and lateral views.

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