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October 1979

Primary Excision and Grafting of Burns Located Over an Open Fracture

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles (Drs Choctaw and Zawacki), and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Ronchos Los Amigos Hospital, Downey, Calif (Dr Dorr).

Arch Surg. 1979;114(10):1141-1142. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1979.01370340047008

• Early excision of the burn, immediate autografting, reduction of the fracture, and stabilization with a plaster-of-paris cast is offered as an alternative method for managing burns with associated long-bone fractures. The opportunity to excise and immediately autograft a burn wound requires rethinking of the entire problem of burns associated with a fracture.

(Arch Surg 114:1141-1142, 1979)

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