Early versus delayed surgical treatment in open hand injuries: a paradigm revisited

Angly, Bernhard; Constantinescu, Mihai A; Kreutziger, Janett; Juon, Bettina H; Vögelin, Esther (2012). Early versus delayed surgical treatment in open hand injuries: a paradigm revisited. World journal of surgery, 36(4), pp. 826-9. New York, N.Y.: Springer 10.1007/s00268-012-1455-x

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To date it remains unclear if a delayed surgical treatment of open hand injuries after more than 6 h may be detrimental to outcome. Previous investigations by McLain et al. (J Hand Surg Am 16:108-112, 1980 9), Nylen and Carlsson (Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg 14:185-189, 1991 10) could not find statistical proof of correlation between infection rate and delayed surgical treatment after open hand injuries up to 18 h. The current study was designed to investigate the outcome of early versus delayed surgical treatment after open hand injury.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Orthopaedic, Plastic and Hand Surgery (DOPH) > Clinic of Plastic and Hand Surgery > Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Orthopaedic, Plastic and Hand Surgery (DOPH) > Clinic of Plastic and Hand Surgery > Hand Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Constantinescu, Mihai Adrian; Juon, Bettina and Vögelin, Esther

ISSN:

0364-2313

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:23

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:29

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00268-012-1455-x

PubMed ID:

22311142

Web of Science ID:

000301591200020

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/8094 (FactScience: 213568)

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