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This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. History Open fractures usually are high-energy injuries. This, along with the exposure of bone and deep tissue to the environment, leads to increased risk of infection, wound complications, and nonunion [ 12 , 28 , 31 ]. Despite the overall improvement in outcome after open fractures, the variable outcomes among different patterns of open fractures with differing severities prompted the development of grading systems that classify them based on increasing severity of the associated soft tissue injuries. These grading systems seek to help guide treatment, improve communication and research, and predict outcome.

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Ads How does this Gustilo Classification for open fracture calculator work? This health tool offers a fracture classification based on wound dimension, type and energy of traumatic injury and the amount of soft tissue damaged.

Open fractures are defined as broken bones situated in communication with the environment through the skin. The degree of communication varies from small punctures to severely large areas of soft tissue exposed. This Gustilo Classification for open fracture calculator is based on the commonly used Gustilo System that divides open fractures and discriminates between mild and severe injuries. It initiated as a first model that in time expanded and was updated to the nowadays widely used version.

This is also factored in the Mangled Extremities Score. Progression from the least severe stage i. In general the diagnosis is quite direct, only the degree of severity can take a little while, especially when the clinician also has to take in consideration the frx findings. Therefore the system proposed by Gustilo aims to reduce this step in open fracture management and treatment and to provide a universal guideline.

It is often used in conjunction with other emergency room scoring systems such as the Revised Trauma Score. Also associated with massive contamination.

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Gustilo Classification

Ads How does this Gustilo Classification for open fracture calculator work? This health tool offers a fracture classification based on wound dimension, type and energy of traumatic injury and the amount of soft tissue damaged. Open fractures are defined as broken bones situated in communication with the environment through the skin. The degree of communication varies from small punctures to severely large areas of soft tissue exposed. This Gustilo Classification for open fracture calculator is based on the commonly used Gustilo System that divides open fractures and discriminates between mild and severe injuries. It initiated as a first model that in time expanded and was updated to the nowadays widely used version.

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Gustilo open fracture classification

Usually associated with massive contamination. Gustilo type I open fracture Gustilo type II open fracture Reliability[ edit ] There are many discussions regarding the inter-observer reliability of this classification system. This is due to much of the criteria being at risk of observer errors, and is a known liability of this scaling system. However, this classification is simple and hence easy to use, and is generally able to predict prognostic outcomes and guide treatment regimes. Generally, the higher the grading of Gustillo classification, the higher the rate of infection and complications; any Guistilo classification rating should still be interpreted with caution due to observer errors before any definite therapeutic plans are made. The Gustillo classification does not take into account the viability and death of soft tissues over time which can affect the outcome of the injury. Besides, the number of the underlying medical illnesses of the patient also affects the outcome.

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