Risk factors associated with infection recurrence of posttraumatic osteomyelitis treated with ilizarov bone transport technique- A retrospective study of 149 cases

BMC Musculoskeletal DisordersYalikun A, Yushan M, Li W, et al. | June 25, 2021

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This study was carried out to distinguish and examine the causes and risk factors correlated with infection recurrence of tibial osteomyelitis treated with Ilizarov technique. Researchers enrolled a total of 149 patients with post-traumatic tibial osteomyelitis treated with Ilizarov bone transport technique between January 2011 and January 2019. They collected demographic and clinical data. They used univariate analysis and logistic regression analysis to examine the factors that may affect the recurrence or reinfection of post-traumatic tibial osteomyelitis after treatment with Ilizarov bone transport technique. The results of this study demonstrate that the number of previous operations (> 3 times), bone exposure, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection are risk factors for infection recurrence of posttraumatic tibial osteomyelitis treated with Ilizarov bone transport technique.

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