Disability can be avoided after open fractures in Africa-results from Malawi.

@article{Bach2004DisabilityCB,
  title={Disability can be avoided after open fractures in Africa-results from Malawi.},
  author={Olaf Bach and Maryann Hope and C V Chaheka and K M Dzimbiri},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2004},
  volume={35 9},
  pages={
          846-51
        }
}
UNLABELLED In a free-at source hospital in Malawi, East Africa, 55 open fractures were treated within a 3-year period. The majority (33/55) involved fractures of the lower leg. The treatment regimen contained the following: primary external fixation; scheduled sequential debridement; immediate coverage of any bone devoid of periosteum using local muscle or fasciocutaneous flaps, alternatively limb shortening; no skin closure; controlled secondary healing under moist dressings; dynamisation and… CONTINUE READING
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