OTA 2019: Change in infection rates over past four decades in patients with open tibia fractures
Have Infection Rates Following Open Tibia Fractures Changed? A Review of 11,000 Open Tibia Fractures Over 4 Decades
Did you know you're eligible to earn 0.5 CME credits for reading this report? Click Here
CONFERENCE ACE REPORTS
This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.
The development of medical interventions over the past forty years has led to new strategies for the prevention of infection in open tibia fractures. 165 studies (11,297 patients) were included in this systematic review investigating infection rates in patients with open tibia fractures. Overall, the rates of infection were similar between patient data from 1977-1987 (9.45%), 1988-1998 (13.12%), 1...
Continuing Medical Education Credits
You could be earning 0.5 CME credits for each report you read.LEARN MORE