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October 2022| Vol 8| Issue 3


International pin site consensus: Time to develop common grounds and collaborate?

Since the advent of external fixation, pin site infection has been a constant problem for patients and surgeons alike. Prof. Gavriil Ilizarov[1] was not the first to use external fixation, but he la...

Systematic Review

Host factors and risk of pin site infection in external fixation: A systematic review examining age, body mass index, smoking, and comorbidities including diabetes

Introduction: Host factors affecting pin site infections were selected by The Pin site Consensus Group, using a modified Delphi approach, to be one of the top 10 priorities to investigate how...

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The influence of pin material and coatings on the incidence of pin site infection after external fixation

Introduction: External fixation is used for a wide variety of surgical treatments. The transcutaneous pins used in external fixation, however, provide a route for bacterial migration from the...

Systematic Review

Effect of frame and fixation factors on the incidence of pin site infections in circular external fixation of the tibia: A systematic review of comparative studies

Introduction: Pin site infections (PSIs) are frequent complications encountered with the use of circular external fixators. PSIs range in severity, and the numerous factors have been suggeste...

Systematic Review

Pin site infection: A systematic review on how surgical techniques applying wires and half-pins affects pin site infection

Introduction: Pin site infection continues to be a very common problem when treating patients with external fixators. Wire and half-pin insertion technique may influence the risk of developin...

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Journal of Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction, Official Publication for Association of study & Application of methods of Ilizarov (ASAMI-BR) & International Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Society (ILLRS), is a peer-reviewed online journal with Semiannual print on demand compilation of issues published. The journalís full text is available online at http://www.jlimblengthrecon.org

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