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Clostridial infection after open fractures of the lower extremity - report of two cases and discussion of pathomechanism and treatment

Published inIn Vivo, vol. 34, no. 1, p. 291-298
Publication date2020
Abstract

Management of post-traumatic open fractures resulting from severe injuries of the lower extremity continues to challenge orthopedic and reconstructive surgeons. Moreover, post-traumatic osteoarticular infections due to Clostridium species are rare, with few reports in the literature. We describe possible pathomechanisms and propose treatment options for cases of delayed diagnosis of osteoarticular infections with Clostridium spp.

Keywords
  • Clostridium
  • Infection
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Trauma and injuries
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TREMP, Mathias et al. Clostridial infection after open fractures of the lower extremity - report of two cases and discussion of pathomechanism and treatment. In: In Vivo, 2020, vol. 34, n° 1, p. 291–298. doi: 10.21873/invivo.11773
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