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Use of allograft struts may increase infection rates, time to union

from Healio — Orthopedics Today

During operative treatment of Vancouver B1 fractures, recent study results showed allograft struts should be used cautiously due to increased infection and time to union. Researchers searched the Medline database and identified 37 studies representing 682 fractures between 1992 and 2012. Union data were available for 611 Vancouver B1 type fractures and 71 Vancouver C type fractures. The researchers compared treatment with and without allograft struts using various fixation techniques. more


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