Open Fractures — Is Primary Stabilization Desirable?

  • M. Tile
  • C. B. Beauchamp
  • J. F. Kellam
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Treatment of the open fracture has undergone a considerable change in the past decade, related in no small measure to improved techniques of internal and external fixation. More skill is required by the orthopedic surgeon in the management of an open fracture than in most of his other endeavors, especially skill in decision making. Mindless dogma has no place in the management of such a fracture, only careful logical thinking.


Internal Fixation Open Reduction Open Fracture Diaphyseal Fracture Humeral Shaft Fracture 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Tile
  • C. B. Beauchamp
  • J. F. Kellam

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