OTA 2016: QoL similar between soap/saline, irrigation pressures in open fracture treatment
Change in health-related quality of life following operative management of open fractures
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2447 patients with an open fracture of the extremities were randomized in a 2x3 factorial design to undergo fluid lavage with either a soap or saline solution at either very low pressure (1-2 psi), low pressure (5-10 psi), of high pressure (>20 psi). The purpose of this secondary analysis was to evaluate and compare health-related quality of life and function between groups after 1-year. The Short...
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