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Lesson 1 of13
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Introduction

Jimmy November 20, 2021
  • Open fractures represent a spectrum of injuries sharing a common feature which is disruption of the skin and underlying subcutaneous tissues by the fracture bone causing communication to the environment.
  • Ranges from small inside-out puncture wounds to more extensive, high energy injuries.
  • Involves a high risk of infection to a variety of environmental factors.
  • Infection rate is reported to be up to 38% which increases over time for as long as the wound is exposed.