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3Classification of fracture wound infection

Infection, diagnosed in the first two weeks after injury or after the first surgical intervention, is likely to have caused...

Early presentation of infection

Infection, diagnosed in the first two weeks after injury or after the first surgical intervention, is likely to have caused less tissue damage, than if discovered later.
The treatment of all fracture wound infections is urgent and is primarily surgical, with antibiotics as an adjunct.
There is no place for the administration of antibiotics and a “wait and see” approach.
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