open fracture

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Synonyms for open fracture

bone fracture associated with lacerated soft tissue or an open wound

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Emanuel added "Severe open fracture patients are highly prone to infection at the fracture site causing an increased number of surgical interventions, longer healing time and higher amputation rates.
In September 2014, a 26-year-old male soldier from the Department of Meta in central Colombia was admitted to a primary medical unit for treatment of an open fracture of the right femur after a traffic accident.
Meanwhile, 53-year-old Ellen arrives at the unit after falling over in a shop and injuring her elbow, and seven-year-old Jack is rushed to hospital after suffering an open fracture to his arm and a blow to the head as a result of an accident at a wedding.
The injured, which included more than 20 children, saw a seven-year-old girl lose part of one of her fingers, while a young boy was left with an open fracture in his hand, the Daily Express reported.
One had an open fracture on his right leg, and the two others had large, open leg wounds.
Patzakis MJ, Wilkins J (1989) Factors influencing infection rate in open fracture wounds.
Options can range from conservative management (plaster of Paris) to external fixation; especially in the case of an open fracture.
I had hit with my shoulder, ribs and elbow against an anchored object and would later find out that I had broken two ribs, fractured my left scapula in several places and suffered an open fracture of my left elbow.
It was crucial to manage the open fracture, while keeping in mind the prevention of infection, achievement of bony union and restoration of normal function.
His head had hit the windscreen and he had an open fracture to his right leg.
Williams sustained a compound double open fracture to his left arm and a fracture to the other arm when Beshabar was brought down at Cheltenham's Open meeting in 2010.
For example, consider the ICD-10 code S 2241XB: Multiple fractures of ribs, right side, initial encounter for open fracture.
My left hand also suffered a serious open fracture after I fell 20 foot from a rope zip wire.
A small wound present at the midlateral aspect of the right tarsometatarsal area allowed partial visualization of a type II open fracture.
By offering a product suite designed specifically for spine surgeons and establishing a dedicated spine surgery distribution channel, ArthroCare is positioned to become a leader in spinal treatments across a full spectrum of procedures, from out-patient, interventional treatments to complex open fracture reduction and fixation surgeries.