Is nonoperative treatment of pediatric type I open fractures safe and effective?

Ahmed A. Bazzi, Jaysson T. Brooks, Amit Jain, Michael Ain, John E Tis, Paul David Sponseller

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Abstract

Purpose: There is limited literature on nonoperative treatment of open type I pediatric fractures. Our purpose was to evaluate the rate of infection in pediatric patients with type I open fractures treated nonoperatively at our institution without admission from the emergency department (ED).

Methods: We performed a retrospective chart review of all patients who sustained a type I open fracture of the forearm or tibia from 2000 through 2013. Forty patients fit the inclusion criteria:

Results: There were no reported or documented infections. There was one case of a retained foreign body (

Conclusions: Nonoperative treatment of type I open fractures in pediatric patients can be performed safely with little risk of infection. This preliminary evidence may serve as a foundation for future prospective studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-471
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Children's Orthopaedics
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 3 2014

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Hospital Emergency Service
Prospective Studies

Keywords

  • Nonoperative management of open fracture
  • Pediatric forearm fracture
  • Pediatric open fracture
  • Pediatric tibia fracture
  • Type I open fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Is nonoperative treatment of pediatric type I open fractures safe and effective? / Bazzi, Ahmed A.; Brooks, Jaysson T.; Jain, Amit; Ain, Michael; Tis, John E; Sponseller, Paul David.

In: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, Vol. 8, No. 6, 03.12.2014, p. 467-471.

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