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Volume:8 Issue:11 Number:7 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #12037
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

OTA 2019: Change in infection rates over past four decades in patients with open tibia fractures

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OrthoEvidence. OTA 2019: Change in infection rates over past four decades in patients with open tibia fractures. ACE Report. 2019;8(11):7. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/12037

Study Type:Systematic review
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Have Infection Rates Following Open Tibia Fractures Changed? A Review of 11,000 Open Tibia Fractures Over 4 Decades

Contributing Authors: JF Kellam I Castillo JA Heiner SJ Warner

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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...

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