Infections of the hand

D. B. Siegel, R. H. Gelberman

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Important developments in the past 10 years include the use of improved prophylactic antibiotics, anesthetic techniques, jet pulsatile lavage, closed irrigation techniques, postoperative therapy, and splinting. The basic principles of thorough debridement of necrotic and infected tissue and healing by secondary intention with elevation and splinting remain paramount in the treatment of the infected hand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)779-789
Number of pages11
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988


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