Damage Control in Orthopedics
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. In recent years, the medical community has been wrestling with an important decision regarding patients who suffer polytrauma from traumatic injuries that leads to multiple bone fractures: should they perform early external fixation as a bridge to more permanent surgical fixation? Or should they wait? A paper published in the Journal of Trauma Injury and Critical Care explores just that.
Early External Fixation or Early Internal Intervention?