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Citric acid treatment of chronic postoperative wound infection after exposed surgical implant

Amjad Jamadar, Amol Wagh, Arunkumar Rao, Basavraj Nagoba, Namdev Suryawanshi, Rameshwar Kande, Sohan Selkar
28 September 2015

<p>Although many improvements have been made regarding the prevention of post-surgical infection during the past few decades, implant-related infections with bacteria that are resistant to multiple antibiotics remain an important and challenging clinical problem in orthopaedic surgery. This case study presents a chronic postoperative wound infection associated with exposed surgical implant. It did not respond to conventional therapy for around one month and was finally treated with a topical application of 3% citric acid ointment.</p>

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