Antibiotic use in low-velocity gunshot-induced fractures remains inconclusive
Antibiotics in the treatment of low-velocity gunshot-induced fractures: a systematic literature reviewClin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Dec;471(12):3937-44. doi: 10.1007/s11999-013-2884-z
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33 studies (2 of which were RCTs) reporting infection rates in patients suffering from a gunshot-induced fracture were included in this review. The purposes of this review were to examine the effect of antibiotics, additional gram-negative coverage, as well as the duration and method of antibiotic administration on infection rates. Results indicated that for fractures treated non-operatively, thos...
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