Title

Open Fractures of the Foot and Ankle.

Publication/Presentation Date

10-1-2014

Abstract

Open fractures of the lower extremity cover a wide gamut of injuries ranging from the mangled, pulseless leg necessitating amputation to the more innocuous pinhole open wounds associated with simple fracture patterns. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate care can make a dramatic difference in decreasing complication rates and improving ultimate outcomes. Principles of management of open fractures have been created with the main goal of decreasing infection rates, while providing for stabilization of the bone and soft tissue injury.

Volume

31

Issue

4

First Page

461

Last Page

486

ISSN

1558-2302

Disciplines

Orthopedics | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

25281509

Department(s)

Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article