Unreamed rod with early wound closure for grade IIIA and IIIB open tibial fractures: analysis of 40 consecutive patients.

@article{Dickson1998UnreamedRW,
  title={Unreamed rod with early wound closure for grade IIIA and IIIB open tibial fractures: analysis of 40 consecutive patients.},
  author={Kyle F. Dickson and William Y. Hoffman and Eliana D Delgado and D M Contreras},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={1998},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={531-5}
}
This study evaluated 40 patients with grades IIIA and IIIB open tibial fractures from July 1987 to September 1990. Aggressive debridement of all dead tissue and bone, irrigation with > 9 L of fluid, and emergent intramedullary unreamed rodding (mean time from the emergency room to the operating room: 4 hours 20 minutes) was performed in all patients… CONTINUE READING