Necrotizing fasciitis after internal fixation of fracture of femoral trochanteric

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Santos, Leandro Emílio Nascimento ; Pires, Robinson Esteves Santos ; Figueiredo, Leonardo Brandão ; Soares, Eduardo Augusto Marques (2014)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia (English Edition), volume 49, issue 1, pages 78-81 (issn: 2255-4971, eissn: 2255-4971)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.rboe.2014.01.009, pmc: PMC4511754
  • Subject: Infection | Infecção | Hip fractures | Necrotizing fasciitis | Fraturas do fêmur | Case Report | Fraturas do quadril | Fasciíte necrosante | Femoral fractures
    mesheuropmc: musculoskeletal system

Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare and potentially lethal soft tissue infection. We report a case of trochanteric femur fracture in a patient who underwent fracture fixation and developed necrotizing fasciitis. A literature review on the topic will be addressed.
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