Should definitive fixation of fracture in a polytrauma patient and open abdomen be delayed until the abdomen is closed?

Author: Maria Fernanda García

RECOMMENDATION: Definitive fracture fixation in the presence of an open abdomen should not be delayed and could be performed safely if the patient is suitable to undergo surgery.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 95%, Disagree: 5%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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