Controversies in Initial Management of Open Fractures.

@article{Ryan2014ControversiesII,
  title={Controversies in Initial Management of Open Fractures.},
  author={Scott P Ryan and Valentina Pugliano},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of surgery : SJS : official organ for the Finnish Surgical Society and the Scandinavian Surgical Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={103 2},
  pages={132-137}
}
BACKGROUND Treatment of open fractures continues to be a challenge for orthopedic and trauma surgeons, and early treatment recommendations, which persist in the literature for decades, often do not have supporting data. METHODS This is a critical review of the literature surrounding controversies in the initial management of open fractures. It also focuses on the utility of negative pressure dressings in the care of associated complex wounds. Studies were selected based on their relevance to… CONTINUE READING
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