Open fractures of the tibia in children.

  title={Open fractures of the tibia in children.},
  author={Guy Grimard and Douglas D. R. Naudie and Luc Laberge and Reggie Charles Hamdy},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Ninety open fractures of the tibia treated at the authors' institution between 1985 and 1994 were retrospectively reviewed. There were 38 Grade I, 35 Grade II, and 17 Grade III fractures. All patients had debridement and lavage of the wound under general anesthesia. Seventeen wounds (19.8%) were closed primarily and 69 (80.2%) were left open. Forty… CONTINUE READING