Criteria for Treating Open Fractures

  • E. J. Müller
  • G. Muhr


The incidence of severe lower leg trauma seems to be increasing in high-level trauma centres. This is probably due to the widespread use of automobile crash protection systems that mainly protect the upper body and head, but leave the lower part of the legs unprotected.


Open Fracture Orthop Trauma Soft Tissue Coverage Ankle Arthrodesis Tibial Plafond 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. J. Müller
    • 1
  • G. Muhr
    • 1
  1. 1.Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik, BG-Kliniken BergmannsheilRuhruniversität BochumGermany

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