Outcomes in open tibia fractures: relationship between delay in treatment and infection.

@article{Khatod2003OutcomesIO,
  title={Outcomes in open tibia fractures: relationship between delay in treatment and infection.},
  author={Monti X Khatod and Michael J. Botte and David Butler Hoyt and Robert Scott Meyer and Jeffrey Michael Smith and Wayne H. Akeson},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2003},
  volume={55 5},
  pages={949-54}
}
BACKGROUND Emergent irrigation and debridement has been accepted as a mainstay of open fracture treatment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the infectious outcome of open tibia fractures relative to the time from injury to operative irrigation and debridement. METHODS One hundred seventy-eight patients with 191 consecutive fractures were retrospectively reviewed. Of these, 103 patients with 106 fractures were available for this study, with an average follow-up of 10.23 months… CONTINUE READING

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