Open Fractures of the Foot and Ankle.
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.
Published In/Presented At
Sexton, S. E. (2014). Open fractures of the foot and ankle. Clinics In Podiatric Medicine And Surgery, 31(4), 461-486. doi:10.1016/j.cpm.2014.06.001
Orthopedics | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery
Department of Surgery