Study: Longer antibiotic course doesn't reduce fracture infection risk

06/11/2013 | MedWire News (U.K.)

Extending antibiotic treatment beyond 24 hours after an injury did not reduce the risk of infection for patients with open fractures and extensive soft tissue damage, Swiss researchers reported in Bone & Joint Journal. The study also did not find evidence that infection rates were affected by the number of surgical interventions a patient needed, delays between injury and surgery, or immunosuppressive status.

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