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Suggestion for femur surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   Dear User, You have started the test chat with our doctor. The duration of the test chat is 5 minutes. After the trial period, you will be redirected to the Payment page.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you/
User :   i want to have an opinion from you, my aunt will undergo durgery of the femur and the doctor gave us 2 options...
Doctor :   Ok
User :   1st option is bone grafting and external fixation and the 2nd option is internal fixation with bone grafting... from the 2 options which is the best 1??
User :   and on both options what was the percentage of infection to occur??
Doctor :   eXTERNAL fIXATION has lesser chances of infection
Doctor :   as it can be drained regularly
User :   ah ok
Doctor :   Also it depends on the fracture
Doctor :   Was it a compound fracture?

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