Treatment of Infected Fractures and Pseudarthroses with External Fixation and Gentamicin-PMMA Beads

  • K. Klemm
Conference paper


In most patients with infected pseudarthroses the causes derive from two sources:
  1. 1)

    first to third degree open fractures with subsequent development of chronic osteomyelitis due to highly contaminated and severely traumatized soft tissues and bone;

  2. 2)

    surgically-treated fractures with implantation of rods and plates complicated by deep postoperative infection.



External Fixator Chronic Osteomyelitis Vital Staining Cancellous Bone Grafting Bone Consolidation 
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    Klemm, K., Jenny, G.: Traitement des pseudarthroses infectées par fixateur externe et Gentabilles — A propos d’une serie de 127 cas. Compte rendu des 7èmes journées internationales du fixateur externe d’Hoffmann. Montpellier/Avignon, France, janvier 1980. Diffinco Sa Geneva/Suisse, 1979.Google Scholar
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    Wahlig, H., E. Dingeldein, R. Bergmann, K. Reuss: The release of gentamicin from polymethylmethacrylate beads. J. Bone Jt. Surge 60B, 270, 1978.Google Scholar

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