J Orthop Trauma 2021 Apr 2. Epub 2021 Apr 2.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA Louisiana State University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, New Orleans, LA MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH Saint Louis University Hospital, St Louis, MO Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa, FL Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics, Indianapolis, IN Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA.
Objectives: To evaluate a large series of open fractures of the forearm following gunshot wounds in order to determine complication rates and factors that may lead to infection, nonunion, or compartment syndrome.
Design: Multi-center retrospective review.
Setting: Nine Level 1 Trauma CentersPatients/Participants: 168 patients had 198 radius and ulna fractures due to firearm injuries. Read More