Timing of definitive fixation of severe tibial plateau fractures with compartment syndrome does not have an effect on the rate of infection.

@article{Zura2010TimingOD,
  title={Timing of definitive fixation of severe tibial plateau fractures with compartment syndrome does not have an effect on the rate of infection.},
  author={R. Zura and Samuel Bruce Adams and Kyle James Jeray and William Todd Obremskey and Sandra S. Stinnett and Steven A. Olson},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2010},
  volume={69 6},
  pages={1523-6}
}
BACKGROUND Tibial plateau fractures with associated compartment syndrome are severe injuries with elevated infection rates. The objective of this article was to analyze whether there is an association between infection and the timing of definitive fracture fixation in relation to fasciotomy closure or coverage. METHODS Eighty-one tibial plateau fractures, complicated by compartment syndrome, were treated with four-compartment fasciotomies and definitive fracture fixation before, at, or after… CONTINUE READING
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