The Ortho-Plastic Approach to Soft Tissue Management in Trauma
Daniel J Jordan 1, Marco Malahias 2, Wasim Khan 3, Sandip Hindocha*, 4
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2014
Issue: Suppl 2: M2
First Page: 399
Last Page: 408
Publisher Id: TOORTHJ-8-399
Article History:Received Date: 22/2/2014
Revision Received Date: 3/5/2014
Acceptance Date: 27/5/2014
Electronic publication date: 31 /10/2014
Collection year: 2014
open-access license: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/) which permits unrestrictive use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Fractures with associated soft tissue injuries, or those termed ‘open,’ are not uncommon. There has been much discussion regarding there management, with the guidance from the combined British Orthopaedic Association and British Association and Aesthetic Surgeons teams widely accepted as the gold level of therapy. We aim to discuss the current evidence about the initial management of this group of injuries, taking a journey from arrival in the accident and emergency department through to the point of definitive closure. Other modes of therapy are also reviewed.