BOAST - Fracture Related Infections

09 Sep 2019

Background:

Co-morbidities, associated local soft tissue injury, open wounds and the use of implants all increase the vulnerability to infection of patients with surgically managed fractures. The consequences of an infection can be serious for the patient and expensive for the service. Systems for the effective prevention, detection and management of infection should be a central component of an orthopaedic trauma service. 

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