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Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia

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SANTOS, Leandro Emílio Nascimento; PIRES, Robinson Esteves Santos; FIGUEIREDO, Leonardo Brandão  and  SOARES, Eduardo Augusto Marques. Necrotizing fasciitis after internal fixation of fracture of femoral trochanteric. Rev. bras. ortop. [online]. 2014, vol.49, n.1, pp.78-81. ISSN 0102-3616.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rbo.2013.03.007.

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.

Keywords : Necrotizing fasciitis; Infection; Hip fractures; Femoral fractures.

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