Volume 23 - Issue 4 - April 2010
While tendon transfers have traditionally been reserved for flexible digital deformities, these procedures may be effective for semi-rigid and sometimes rigid deformities. Accordingly, this author discusses the initial assessment, reviews potential biomechanical etiologies and offers a step-by-step guide to the modified Girdlestone-Taylor procedure and the modified Hibbs procedure.
Bioburden can have an adverse effect on the environment of the chronic wound and may lead to infection and delayed healing. Accordingly, this author examines the literature on wound bioburden and offers insights on the use of antimicroibial wound dressings and larvae therapy to target biofilms.
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