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Anatomy of the distal knee joint and pyarthrosis following external fixation.

Authors
  • Hyman, J
  • Moore, T
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of orthopaedic trauma
Publication Date
May 01, 1999
Volume
13
Issue
4
Pages
241–246
Identifiers
PMID: 10342348
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Insertion of external fixation pins within sixty to seventy millimeters of the proximal articular surface of the tibia is associated with a high probability of synovial penetration and possibly provides a conduit for the introduction of bacteria, which may be etiologic in iatrogenic pyarthrosis.

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