Cannulated Schanz Pin: A Novel Concept for Intraosseous Antibiotic Delivery

Vol 4 | Issue 2 | May – Aug 2018 | page: 15-17 | Ninad Ashok Godghate, Neha Ninad Godghate, Ashok Shyam, Krishnamohan Ananda Saindane

Author: Ninad Ashok Godghate [1], Neha Ninad Godghate [1], Ashok Shyam [2], Krishnamohan Ananda Saindane [3].

[1] Consultant Grace Ortho Clinic Rajiv Nagar T-Point Wardha Road, Nagpur.
[2] Sancheti Institute, Pune
[3] FICS, Consultant, Suyog Hospital, Sakri road, Dhule.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Ninad Ashok Godghate,
Consultant Grace Ortho Clinic Rajiv Nagar T-Point Wardha Road, Nagpur.


Infection control and prevention is the first step in any orthopaedic procedure because its treatment can be challenging and complicated. Complex bony architecture, precarious blood supply and presence of biofilm make eradicating infection a difficult task. Local antibiotic delivery in such cases has proved successful as it provides high concentration of antimicrobial agents and prevents systemic toxicity that is associated with systemic antibiotic administration. Of all the options available at present for local delivery, the most commonly used is antibiotic loaded bone cement. However only heat stable antibiotics can be used with cement and studies show that amount of drug eluted from the cement decreases with time. We have attempted to address these drawbacks and make local administration of antibiotics simpler by a novel method which could be used for treatment of established infections as well as prevention of infection in open fractures. This method could allow use of sensitive and specific antibiotic in addition to providing fracture stability.
Keywords: Infection, intraosseous antibiotic delivery, cannulated schanz pin


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How to Cite this article:  Godghate N A, Godghate N N, Shyam A, Saindane K A. Cannulated schanz pin: A novel concept for intraosseous antibiotic delivery. Trauma International May- Aug 2018;4(2):15-17.


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