Authors: Kevin Tetsworth, Peter Giannoudis, Rajendra Shetty, G. Kleftouris RECOMMENDATION: The interval between the first and second stages should be dependent upon infection control and the status of the local soft tissue of the individual patient, rather than any specific time. Therefore, the precise time is unknown. The current recommendations are that if conditions are favorable, the second stage can be performed between 6 and 12 weeks after the first stage. This recommendation may not apply to the Masquelet technique.
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited
DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)349