Limb Lengthening Pin site care (Prevention of Infection)

One of the most frequent complications described in the scientific periodicals about the method of thrasosseous osteosynthesis is the infection of soft tissues around wires and pins. This complication can affect the duration of treatment, cause scar tissues around the pins, and even the success of the final result. There are two principal approaches to pin site care: covering the pin site with a gauze bandage, and keeping the pin site open to prevent infection with antibiotics. Even though the first approach is more complicated and costly, we give it our preference. According to our protocol, we perform a re-dressing of the external frame after each shower/bathing procedure. This makes our infection complication rate very low. Please see our video about pin site care.