Open fractures of the tibial shaft: an update.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The treatment of open fractures of the tibial shaft continues to be a challenging problem for the orthopaedic surgeon. The basic principles of treatment for open fractures have changed little over the past decade; urgent wound débridement, early use of antibiotic therapy, skeletal stabilization, and early wound coverage remain the primary goals of treatment. However, the methods used to achieve these goals of treatment have evolved. Recent advances in the treatment of open fractures focus on the treatment of open fractures of the tibial shaft.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Olson, SA; Schemitsch, EH

Published Date

  • 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 52 /

Start / End Page

  • 623 - 631

PubMed ID

  • 12690887

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0065-6895


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States