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Scoring System of Yokoyama et al for Predicting Deep Infection Associated with an Open Tibial Fracture

Purpose:

To identify a patient with an open tibial fracture who is at risk for a deep infection using the score of Yokoyama et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Orthopedic Surgery
General Surgery
Emergency Medicine

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

S82, T84.1, T79.3

Description:

Yokoyama et al developed a simple score for identifying a patient with an open tibial fracture who is at risk for developing a deep infection. A patient at risk may benefit from closer monitoring and more aggressive management. The authors are from Machida Municipal Hospital and Kitasato University in Japan.

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