A farmer suffers an open fracture while working. Which of the following is the appropriate management of this patient?
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Antibiotics should be administered as soon as possible in all open fractures.
Wounds in open fractures should be cultured and immediately debrided with copious irrigation. The process should be repeated in 48 to 72 hours by an orthopedic surgeon.
Tetanus prophylaxis should be given as soon as possible in all cases of open fractures.
In most cases, delayed closure is appropriate for open fractures. A second look should be planned within 48 hours. Wound closure should follow when the bacterial count is minimal.
Adult Lab Normals
Pediatric Lab Normals
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