Primary vs secondary wound reconstruction in Gustilo type III open tibial shaft fractures: follow-up study of 35 cases.

AIM To compare primary and secondary wound reconstruction as a treatment method for Gustilo type III open tibial fractures. METHODS Thirty-five consecutive patients with a Gustilo type III open tibial shaft fracture were treated and followed up for 3 years. The patients were divided into two groups depending on the treatment protocol and timing of wound… CONTINUE READING