Authors: Brianna Fram, Paul Tornetta III
RECOMMENDATION: Timing of conversion should be based on patient characteristics including concurrent injuries and premorbid health and function, as well as injury features and location. One-stage conversion appears to have similar or even lower infection rates compared to two-stage conversion. In the absence of pin site infection, early conversion is preferred.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)346