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SA Orthopaedic Journal

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PELSER, P. Management of septic non-unions. SA orthop. j. [online]. 2009, vol.8, n.2, pp.29-34. ISSN 2309-8309.

The treatment of septic non-unions is a complex problem with high morbidity and prolonged and costly treatment with significant psycho-social implications. Good communication with the patient and individualised treatment objectives are therefore essential. With appropriate treatment and complete elimination of infection a good to excellent outcome can be expected. This article outlines the current thoughts and recommendations for the management of septic non-union.

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