Pin site infections are a very common complication of external fixation, and unfortunately, no standard of care exists to effectively minimize the risk of infection. Various pin site care regimens with different methods of cleaning and dressing orthopedic percutaneous pin sites can be found. Little evidence exists as to which pin site care regimen best reduces infection rates. This retrospective case series introduces the potential of a new organic polymer in solvent (DuraDerm®), which when applied to a pin site, eradicates any organisms, and forms a flexible bandage that reduces the risk of microbe migration into the pin track site.
J Drugs Dermatol. 2018;17(12):1322-1324.