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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Adam G Miller, Andrew Margules, Steven M Raikin
BACKGROUND: The overall rate of complications after ankle fracture fixation varies between 5% and 40% depending on the population investigated, and wound complications have been reported to occur in 1.4% to 18.8% of patients. Large studies have focused on complications in terms of readmission, but few studies have examined risk factors for wound-related issues in the outpatient setting in a large number of patients. A review was performed to identify risk factors for wound complications tracked in the hospital and outpatient setting...
November 21, 2012: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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