Surgery; Orthopaedic Surgery
To determine the rate of urinary tract infection in patients given incomplete treatment before undergoing hip fracture surgery.
The descriptive case series was conducted at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, From October 25, 2012 to April 24, 2013. 84 postmenopausal women having hip fracture along with asymptomatic urinary tract infection. The infection was treated incompletely and postoperatively wound infection rate was determined. The SPSS version 17 was used to analyze the data.
The overall mean age of the 84 patients in the study was 63.57+10.34 years. Overall, 14(16.7%) patients had wound infection after orthopaedic implant surgery for hip fracture.
There was a high occurrence of wound infection after hip implant surgery in patients having preoperative asymptomaticurinary tract infection who were treated incompletely.
JPMA: Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
(2014). Asymptomatic urinary tract infection: Cause of postoperative wound infection. JPMA: Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 64(12), S34-S37.
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