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Weekly Pin-Site Care Was as Effective as Daily Care in Patients with External Fixation

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For correspondence: A. W-Dahl, Department of Orthopedics, University Hospital, SE-221 85 Lund, Sweden. E-mail: annette.w-dahl@ort.lu.se
W-Dahl A, Toksvig-Larsen S, Lindstrand A. No Difference Between Daily and Weekly Pin Site Care: A Randomized Study of 50 Patients with External Fixation.
Acta Orthop Scand.
2003 Dec;74:704-8.

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J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2004 Aug 01;86(8):1835-1835
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Question: Do complication rates differ between daily and weekly pin-site care in patients in whom an external fixator has been used to stabilize a high tibial osteotomy in the treatment of gonarthrosis of the knee?Design: Randomized (unclear allocation concealment), unblinded, controlled trial with follow-up to pin removal.Setting: A university hospital in Lund, Sweden.Patients: 50 patients (mean age, 54 y, 62% men) undergoing surgery for gonarthrosis by the hemicallotasis technique with use of 2 hydroxyapatite-coated pins in the metaphyseal bone and 2 standard conical pins in the diaphyseal bone. The Orthofix T-garche was used for external fixation. Complete follow-up was achieved for all patients.
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