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1Classification of open fractures

The Gustilo – Anderson classification divides soft-tissue wounding of open fractures into three grades – I, II & III.

Wound-severity classification

Gustilo and Anderson. (JBJS 1976)

This work largely addressed lower leg injuries, but has some value in other anatomical sites.

The Gustilo – Anderson classification divides soft-tissue wounding of open fractures into three grades – I, II & III.