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© 2016 Elsevier Ltd Open fractures of the tibia are potentially life-changing injuries with huge costs to both patients and healthcare systems. These injuries require early coordinated interventions by senior orthopaedic and plastic surgical teams (orthoplastic) to reduce the risk of long-term complications and improve outcomes. Here we review clinical guidelines and developments in the evidence base to highlight key aspects of the coordinated care of open fractures of the tibia.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.mporth.2016.10.002

Type

Journal article

Journal

Orthopaedics and Trauma

Publication Date

01/04/2017

Volume

31

Pages

125 - 132