The Infected Tibial Nail

  • Megan A. Brady
  • Seth A. Cooper
  • Brendan M. Patterson


This chapter focuses on the clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment options, and long-term prognosis of infected tibial nails utilizing both retrospective and prospective data ranging from 1975 to 2017.


Antibiotics Timing of debridement Hardware removal versus retention Outcomes of treatment Infected tibial intramedullary nail 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Megan A. Brady
    • 1
  • Seth A. Cooper
    • 2
  • Brendan M. Patterson
    • 3
  1. 1.Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines Orthopedic SurgeonsWest Des MoinesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryFlorida Medical ClinicTampaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryCleveland Clinic Main Campus, Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA

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