Surgical Management of Open Fractures


If the fracture is accompanied by severe soft tissue injury, stabilization of the fracture with an external fixation device facilitates wound care. An external fixation device will many times need to remain in place until such time that infection has been eradicated, viable soft tissues have been maintained, and swelling has decreased enough to allow conversion to an internal fracture fixation and closure of soft tissue wounds.


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Jul 3, 2016 | Posted by in MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE | Comments Off on Surgical Management of Open Fractures
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