OTA 2019: Open fractures treated with vac dressing at higher risk of infection and lower HRQoL
Does Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Reduce the Odds of Infection and Lower Health-Related Quality of Life in Open Fracture Patients?
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Open fractures are common and potentially devastating. Their treatment remains focused on early irrigation and debridement. The question of whether negative pressure wound therapy is helpful remains unclear. The authors performed a secondary analysis of patients from the FLOW Trial who had Gustilo II and III lower extremity fractures. A propensity score matching system was applied to assess the ri...
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