Traumatic fractures and fixation: A new look from Europe

By Annie Hayashi

Careful selection of fixation according to initial assessment strongly advised

Orthopaedic trauma surgeons have struggled to determine the best method and timing for definitive fixation of major fractures in patients with multiple traumas. A 6-year study, conducted in 10 European Level I trauma centers, has concluded that the “the surgical management of the femur fracture [must] be adapted to the clinical condition of the multiple trauma patient.”

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