1:Pre-hospital, antibiotics and accident and emergency
2:Timing of wound excision
7:Timing of soft tissue reconstruction
8:Soft tissue reconstruction
14:Open fractures in children
15:Open fragility fractures
17:Patient experience of open fracture and psychological support
19:Blast injuries and mass casualties
20:Setting up an orthoplastic service
21:NICE Recommendations relevant to open fractures
Standards for the Management of Open Fractures provides an evidence-based approach for the management of open fractures, focussing on lower limb injuries. It builds on and expands the NICE Guidelines to provide a practical approach with supporting evidence.
The new edition has been extensively updated and expanded to include key aspects of management, ranging from setting up an orthoplastic service, through to dealing with the bone and soft tissue injures, complications such as infection, and patient rehabilitation and psychological care.
The book is primarily aimed at trainee plastic, orthopaedic and trauma surgeons (particularly for expanding knowledge and examination revision) but would also appeal to established surgeons to improve patient care.
Standards for the Management of Open Fractures is an open access title. It is available to read and download as a free PDF version on Oxford Medicine Online. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International licence.
• Evidence-based approach provides readily available proven information to improve patient care
• Incorporates the most recent developments, ensuring your knowledge is fully up-to-date
• Expands on the NICE guidelines to provide practical guidance on patient management
• Open Access - available to read online and download as a PDF on Oxford Medicine Online
New to this Edition:
• Updated based on most recent evidence
• New chapters on setting up an orthoplastic service, bone loss, infection, amputation, open fragility fractures, outcome measures, patient experience and psychological support, rehabilitation, and blast injuries and mass casualties
• Simon Eccles, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
• Bob Handley, Consultant for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK.
• Umraz Khan, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Orthoplastic Surgery, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK.
• Jagdeep Nanchahal, Professor of Hand, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford, UK.
• Selvadurai Nayagam, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital and Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital, Liverpool, UK, and Iain McFadyen, Consultant Orthpaedic Trauma Surgeon, Orthopaedic Department, Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent, UK