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Antibiotics for pelvic fracture

docrickfry at aol.com docrickfry at aol.com
Fri Apr 14 17:54:28 BST 2006

It did--and again, no study has ever shown to my knowledge that prophylactic antibiotics around the time of surgery at all reduced the incidence of pelvic sepsis or peripelvic infectious complications as was claimed
-----Original Message-----
From: Krin135 at aol.com
To: trauma-list at trauma.org
Sent: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 12:23:30 EDT
Subject: Re: Antibiotics for pelvic fracture

In a message dated 14-Apr-06 11:19:56 Central Daylight Time,  
docrickfry at aol.com writes:

Do you not get it yet?  Of course, once again,  listen to this----yes, 
prophylactic antibiotics DO work to reduce the  incidence of postop wound 
infections--they have NOT ever been shown to prevent  infictuous complications 
of pelvic 
fractures--it seems pretty simple a concept  to me to get your arms around

OK...I must have missed something, because I was  under the impression that 
the question involved a pelvic fracture needing some  sort of OPERATIVE 
Charles S. Krin, DO  FAAFP

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