n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - More about the impact of HIV/AIDS on orthopaedic surgery
|Article Title||More about the impact of HIV/AIDS on orthopaedic surgery|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Author||Peet Van Aaardt|
|Publication Date||Aug 2010|
|Keyword(s)||University of the Free State|
As is the case with other surgical disciplines, orthopaedic surgery was dramatically influenced by the HIV pandemic. Early experience, reporting complication rates of 140% and mortality rates of 55 - 70%, led to a pessimistic approach to surgery in HIV-positive patients.
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