Access Keys:
Skip to content (Access Key - 0)

Open fractures and infection


Define/describe the condition


Describe the pertinent anatomy


Describe the biomechanics/biologic basis of the disorder or the mechanism of injury

Natural History

Describe the natural history, epidemiology and prognosis

Clinical Presentation

Describe the means to elicit the most useful information from the patient history and physical examination as well as the relevant findings

Imaging and Diagnostic Studies

Describe appropriate radiologic and other diagnostic studies


Include a list with links to relevant conditions


Medical therapy
Nonoperative treatment
Operative treatment - include links to pages with detailed surgical techniques
Indications and contraindications


Include functional and prosthetic survivorship data as applicable


Include overview of complications

Pearls and Pitfalls

Tips and problems to avoid


Include current controversies in diagnosis or treatment


Insert selected references and landmark articles

Peer Review

OrthopaedicsOne Peer Review Workflow is an innovative platform that allows the process of peer review to occur right within an OrthopaedicsOne article in an open, transparent and flexible manner. Learn more

Instructions for Authors

Read our Instructions for Authors to learn about contributing or editing articles on OrthopaedicsOne.

Content Partner

Learn about becoming an OrthopaedicsOne Content Partner.

Academic Resources

Resources on Open fractures and infection from Pubget.

The license could not be verified: License Certificate has expired!
Orthopaedic Web Links

Internet resources validated by

The license could not be verified: License Certificate has expired!
Related Content

Resources on Open fractures and infection and related topics in OrthopaedicsOne spaces.

Page: Diabetic foot infections (OrthopaedicsOne Articles)
Page: Surgical site infections (OrthopaedicsOne Articles)
Page: Musculoskeletal infections caused by fungal and atypical organisms (OrthopaedicsOne Articles)
Page: Necrotizing soft tissue infections (OrthopaedicsOne Articles)
Page: Epidemiology of musculoskeletal infection (OrthopaedicsOne Articles)
Page: Microbiology of musculoskeletal infection (OrthopaedicsOne Articles)
Page: Biofilms (OrthopaedicsOne Articles)
Page: Host factors and immune response (OrthopaedicsOne Articles)
Page: Procedure related reduction of the risk of infection (OrthopaedicsOne Articles)
Page: Clinical assessment of musculoskeletal infection (OrthopaedicsOne Articles)
Showing first 10 of 27 results