Open tibia fractures have a high risk of infection.
It is well accepted that soft tissue injuries in open fractures should be debrided agressively, while bone should be preserved as much as possible. Is bone not a tissue or does it responds better to infection?
I am presenting a case of an open tibia fracture (high energy injury looking from the X-rays and CT scan) and the way we are managing it.
At the time of starting this blog we have completed or almost completed 20 patients with similar injuries. Results are encouraging and pending definitive review and publications.
Mr Matija Krkovic, MD, PhD
I am Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon with special interest in Limb reconstructions and bone infections.