Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 21:26:37 EST

Subject: Ex Fix Pin Care

Hello all:

My first request of the list.

Would all share with me their external fixator pin tract care (if any at all). Traditional 4 mm pins expected 6-8 week length of fixation.

When do you start. How often. Saline? H2O2?

Thanks all.

Sincerely and respectively,

M. Bryan Neal, MD
Arlington Orthopedics and Hand Surgery Specialists, Ltd.
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005

Reply at: Orthopaedic Trauma Association forum

Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 06:45:37 -0600

From: Anglen, Jeffrey

Soap and water once a day, dry after shower.


Jeffrey O. Anglen MD FACS
Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics
University of Missouri

Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 07:02:40 -0600

From: Adam J. Starr, M.D.

Ditto. Good ol' soap and water.

Now that we got hot and cold running water it's even better.

Adam Starr