Open fractures of the lower limb in Nigeria

  title={Open fractures of the lower limb in Nigeria},
  author={Innocent C. Ikem and Lawrence M. Oginni and Elijah Bamgboye},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
During an 18-month period we studied prospectively 63 consecutive patients (42 males, 21 females) with an open fracture of the lower limb. Their mean age was 32 years (range: 4–78 years) and 58 patients with 59 fractures were available until the conclusion of the study. Forty-seven had tibial fractures, 12 had femoral fractures and the majority of the patients were either students or traders. According to Gustilo and Anderson's grading, 21 fractures were of type II and 16 of type IIIA. On… CONTINUE READING


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