Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 21:26:37 EST
Subject: Ex Fix Pin Care
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?
Sincerely and respectively,
M. Bryan Neal, MD
Arlington Orthopedics and Hand Surgery Specialists, Ltd.
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005
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.