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3Emergency management

A digital photograph of the wound, before dressing, will remove the temptation for successive attendant to expose...

After initial inspection the wound should be covered with a sterile dressing which should not be removed until it is taken down in the OR. A digital photograph of the wound, before dressing, will remove the temptation for successive attendant to expose the wound for inspection.
A temporary splint may be applied to protect the soft tissues while awaiting the availability of an operating room.
Definitive classification of the open fracture is best done in the OR.