Okike, Kanu; Bhattacharyya, Timothy
December 2006
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Dec2006, Vol. 88-A Issue 12, p2739
Academic Journal
The article offers the authors' suggestions on treating open fractures. Antibiotics should be administered to a patient with an open fracture to reduce the risk of infection. It is essential to rush the patient to an operating room on an urgent basis. Early closure of adequately debrided wounds can facilitate recovery. The author also suggests adjunctive therapies such as the early application of bone grafts to improve healing of open fractures.


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