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Evidence Based Orthopedics
Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Dental Patients with Total Joint Replacements, Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Urological Patients with Total Joint Replacements, Cell- and Tissue-Engineered Products, Commitment to Excellence, "CDH" Should be "DDH", Family Violence
Guidelines for Orthopaedic Utilization Review, Implant Device Recalls, The Importance of Good Communication in the Physician-Patient Relationship, Orthopaedic Medical Testimony, Package Pricing, Physicians' Responsibilities in Regard to Violence, Preventing the Transmission of Bloodborne Pathogens, Sideline Preparedness for the Team Physician Team Physician Consensus Statement, The Scope of Orthopaedic Practice in Managed Care Arrangements,
Thermography Use of Lasers in Orthopaedic Surgery,
Use of Musculoskeletal Tissue Allografts, The Use of Prophylactic Antibiotics in Orthopaedic Medicine and the Emergence of Vancomycin-Resistant Bacteria, Wrong-Site Surgery.
Summary: Antibiotics are effective in preventing early infection in open fractures of the limbs
Wound and bone infections are common complications following open fractures of the limbs. For more than 20 years, in developed countries, the use of antibiotics has been a part of a standard management protocol that also includes irrigation, surgical debridement, and stabilisation when indicated. The review of trials found that antibiotics are effective in decreasing the incidence of wound infections, as compared to no antibiotics or placebo. No studies on bone infection or long-term morbidity were identified. (Cochrane Review)
Gosselin RA, Roberts I, Gillespie WJ. Antibiotics for preventing infection in open limb fractures. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD003764.
OCOSH Classification > Disability and Rehabilitation
AADEP provides educational courses for medical professionals, the insurance industry, the legal field, and governmental organizations. AADEP courses deal with such issues as impairment ratings based on the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, return to work evaluations, which place the injured person in a category based on the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT), and determination of maximum medical improvement (MMI).
OCOSH Classification > Trauma > Fractures > Ankle Fractures > Bimalleolar Fractures
Organisations and Associations
Orthopedic Industry > Orthopaedic Commercial > A
Patient Information > Knee > Joint Replacement
Publications > Journals > Orthopaedic Surgery and Trauma
Teaching Resources > Anatomy
Teaching Resources > Basic Sciences
Extensive anatomy online library. Due to cost restraints, regrettably NeLH will not be able to supply this service to you free from 31st March 2004. However, if you should wish to use the service please go to the Primal Pictures website www.primalpictures.com