Effect of Time Delay from Injury to Primary Management on the Incidence of Deep Infection After Open Fractures of the Lower Extremities Caused by Blunt Trauma in Adults

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A retrospective review of a large series of open fractures in adult blunt trauma managed in a standardized fashion at a regional trauma referral center suggests that delay within the first 24 h after injury may not have a significant prognostic influence on the subsequent frequency of late deep infection in patients otherwise treated optimally

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