n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Early management of open tibial fractures : main topic




Extremity fractures are caused by either low- or high-energy forces and may be isolated or combined with other injuries. When the underlying fracture is associated with a cutaneous wound, prevention of wound sepsis remains the primary objective in wound management. <BR>These wounds require emergency treatment as soon as possible (within 6 hours). <BR>Expectation of compartment syndrome, and its avoidance or treatment are critical. <BR>Appropriate antibiotic prophylaxis is not a substitute for appropriate wound management. <BR>With grade III fractures, multidisciplinary management is essential.


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