What is the most appropriate management of early (prior to complete wound healing) infection after fracture fixation with stable fixation?

Authors: Janet Conway, Mario Morgenstern, Hamed Vahedi

RECOMMENDATION: The most acceptable treatment strategy for trauma patients with early postoperative infection is to perform proper irrigation and debridement, administer intravenous (IV) followed by oral antibiotic therapy and retain stable hardware in place.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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