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Deep Infection Following Open Fracture of an Extremity | Prediction Risk Score

Purpose:

To identify a patient with an open fracture of an extremity who is at risk for deep infection using the score of Yokoyama et al based on the HFS '98.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Orthopedic Surgery
General Surgery
Emergency Medicine

Objective:

risk factors, complications

ICD-10:

M84.4, T79.3

Description:

Yokoyama et al propsed a scoring system for predicting deep infection associated with an open fracture involving an upper or lower extremity. It is based on 3 of 9 factors from the Hannover Fracture Scale '98. The authors are from Machida Municipal Hospital and Kitasato University in Japan.

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