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Vol:257 Issue:1 Number:8 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #14731
Ace Report Cover Trauma

COA 2022: Pre-operative Predictors of Gustilo-Anderson Classification Upgrade for Open Fractures

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OrthoEvidence. COA 2022: Pre-operative Predictors of Gustilo-Anderson Classification Upgrade for Open Fractures. ACE Report. 2022;257(1):8. Available from:

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

What Predicts Change in Gustilo-Anderson Classification at Time of Surgery? A Secondary Analysis of a Multicenter, Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial

Contributing Authors:
D Axelrod C Prada S Bzovsky D Heels-Ansdell B Petrisor KJ Jeray M Bhandari EH Schemitch S Sprague FLOW Investigators M Comeau-Gauthier

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2420 patients with open fractures participating in the Fluid Lavage of Open Wounds (FLOW) trial were included in this secondary analysis investigating which injury/patient factors are associated with an increased Gustilo Anderson Classification (GAC) from pre-operative assessment to definitive assessment (after operative debridement of the wound), and whether an upgraded GAC is associated with an ...

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