TITLE

TRENDS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF OPEN FRACTURES

AUTHOR(S)
Okike, Kanu; Bhattacharyya, Timothy
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Dec2006, Vol. 88-A Issue 12, p2739
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
23510328

 

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