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ACE Report #9254
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OTA 2016: QoL similar between soap/saline, irrigation pressures in open fracture treatment

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Change in health-related quality of life following operative management of open fractures

Contributing Authors: B Petrisor K Jeray S Sprague P Mckay G Guyatt SD Walter EH Schemitsch S Liew D Heels-Ansdell S Makosso-Kallyth M Bhandari

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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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