Infected Pseudarthrosis — Treat the Infection First

  • A. Härle
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Infected pseudarthrosis represents a combination of problems due to various and mostly serious pathologic conditions that act in a vicious circle. Functional and permanent healing can hardly be achieved without controlling all aspects (Waldvogel and Vasey, 1980). To escape this dilemma, a secondary healing with the development of chronic osteomyelitis is often accepted or amputation is even suggested as an unavoidable final solution.


External Fixator Chronic Osteomyelitis Soft Tissue Graft Varus Osteotomy Severe Soft Tissue 
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