Management of Open Fractures

This free Veterinary Webinar is produced by Cave Veterinary Specialists with Anna Nutt, European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery. 

Anna Nut discusses in detail the different types of open fractures and their classification. She goes on to discuss initial wound management before describing surgical treatment of both soft tissue and fracture sites. 

The following topics are covered: Overview of open fractures and incidence, Gustilo-Anderson classification scheme, Orthopaedic Trauma Association classification scheme, Initial assessment and treatment, “Golden 6 hour period”, wound management, antibiotic use, debridement, surgical treatment of soft tissue and the fracture, maximising bone healing, bone grafting, post-op care, complications and prognosis.

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