• Supplemental oxygen reduced surgical site infection rate for lower extremity fractures

    4 days ago - By Healio

    According to published results, supplemental perioperative oxygen reduced the risk of surgical site infection among adults who underwent surgery for tibial plateau, tibial pilon or calcaneal fractures.
    In a randomized controlled trial, Robert V. O'Toole, MD, and colleagues from the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium analyzed 1,231 patients with tibial plateau, tibial pilon or calcaneal fractures who underwent fixation surgery. Researchers randomized a treatment group of 616 patients to receive a high fraction of inspired oxygen and a control group of 615 patients to
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