Author: Pedro Caba
RECOMMENDATION: It is not possible to establish a clear cut-off for optimal timing of open fracture surgical debridement after injury. Administration of antibiotic prophylaxis and adequacy of debridement is more important than time to debridement. However, we recommend debridement as soon as the patient and operative conditions are optimal.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)341