Delay in surgical débridement of open tibia fractures: an analysis of national practice trends.

@article{Namdari2011DelayIS,
  title={Delay in surgical d{\'e}bridement of open tibia fractures: an analysis of national practice trends.},
  author={Surena Namdari and Keith Baldwin and Paul E. Matuszewski and John L. Esterhai and Samir Mehta},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={140-4}
}
BACKGROUND Débridement and irrigation (D&I) of open tibia fractures less than 6 hours from the time of injury has been promoted as orthopaedic dogma despite limited evidence. The goal of this study was to determine the duration between emergency room presentation and D&I in open tibia fractures and to examine factors associated with delay in treatment. METHODS The National Trauma Data Bank Version 3.0 identified 6099 blunt trauma patients with open tibia fractures. Time was calculated from… CONTINUE READING

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