X-ray showing an open fracture of the fibula & tibia

Discussion in 'AIIMS Nov 2013' started by R.dass, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. R.dass

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    Q. X-ray showing an open fracture of the fibula & tibia. A young man, after an accident on his motorcycle, presented with 3 cm of bone protruding through the skin of his leg. What is your next line of management?

    a) Internal fixation of the fracture immediately
    b) Skin closure of the wound immediately to prevent infection
    c) Reduce the fracture and apply plaster of paris
    d) Give tetanus toxoid IM & antibiotics iv
    e) Debribement is only indicated when the wound is severely contaminated

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