Pin Site Care During Circular External Fixation Using Two Different Protocols

Cavusoglu A. T., Er M. S., Inal S., Ozsoy M. H., Dincel V. E., Sakaogullari A.

JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA, vol.23, no.10, pp.724-730, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/bot.0b013e3181abbc31
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.724-730
  • Keywords: pin site, care, circular external fixation
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: No


Objectives: Treatment of tibial fractures with Ilizarov external fixation is a valuable treatment alternative; however, development of problems at the pin site is one of the major drawbacks of this technique. Moreover, there is no general agreement regarding pin site care. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of two different pin site care techniques after treatment of tibial fractures with an Ilizarov external fixator.