BACKGROUND: The challenges of managing Gustilo IIIB tibial fractures in children are unique. A multi-disciplinary, evidence based approach is needed. We aimed to evaluate the evidence for the ortho-plastic management of Gustilo grade IIIB open tibial shaft fractures in children based on a review of all published data in order to rationalise the orthopaedic and plastic surgical approach to these complex injuries. METHOD: A systematic review of the literature was performed. Gustilo grade IIIB ...Expand abstract
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The ortho-plastic management of Gustilo grade IIIB fractures of the tibia in children: a systematic review of the literature.
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