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Retained Surgical Drains in Orthopedics: Two Case Reports and a Review of the Literature.

PMID: 28503334 (view PubMed database entry)
DOI: 10.1155/2017/8194571 (read at publisher's website )
PMCID: PMC5414493 (free full text version available)

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John S Cox, Darin Friess,

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Oregon Health & Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd., Mail Code OP31, Portland, OR 97239, USA.

Though a relatively rare event, retained surgical drains are preventable and can lead to significant consequences. Two case reports from our institution are discussed as examples for the challenging management of this problem as well as an overview of techniques for the prevention and removal of retained drains based on the current literature.

Case Rep Orthop (Case reports in orthopedics)
[2017, 2017:8194571]

Cited: 2 times

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