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SA Orthopaedic Journal

On-line version ISSN 2309-8309
Print version ISSN 1681-150X

SA orthop. j. vol.8 n.2 Centurion Jan. 2009




Management of septic non-unions



P Pelser

MBChB (Pret); Registrar, National Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Orange Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa





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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Dr PC Pelser
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Univaersity of the Free State
Tel: (051) 405-2242; Fax: (051) 430-7101



Presented at the Johnson&Johnson Registrar Congress, Durban, February 2009
No benefits of any form have been received from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this article.
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