Authors: Carl Haasper, Jaime A. Leal, Willem-Jan Metsemakers
RECOMMENDATION: Diagnostic criteria proposed by the International Consensus Group on FRI (published in 2017) should be used to diagnose infection in fracture cases. In cases, more than four weeks from fracture, histological confirmation of > 5 neutrophils per high power field is confirmatory of infection.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Consensus
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 85%, Disagree: 5%, Abstain: 10% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)212