Before proceeding with treatment, it is necessary to recognize that bony injuries are always associated with soft-tissue disruption and damage. A good soft-tissue envelope is essential to fracture healing and overall extremity function. Injury management begins by recognizing and classifying the injury. Wound débridement with irrigation fluid at low pressure and the administration of antibiotics are essential aspects of treatment. Wound treatment starts with applying dressing material using negative suction and can be guided by the tenets of an algorithm modeled on the reconstructive ladder.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Instructional course lectures|
|State||Published - 2011|
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