Can Normal Fracture Healing Be Achieved When the Implant Is Retained on the Basis of Infection? An Experimental Animal Model

Bilgili F., BALCI H. I., KARAYTUG K., SARIYILMAZ K., ATALAR A. C., Bozdag E., ...More

CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, vol.473, no.10, pp.3190-3196, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Infection after open fractures is a common complication. Treatment options for infections developed after intramedullary nailing surgery remain a topic of controversy. We therefore used a rat fracture model to evaluate the effects of infection on osseous union when the implant was maintained.