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The incidence of infection in open cruris fracture grade III A-B treated by external fixation after golden period at Dr. Moewardi General Hospital, Surakarta, Indonesia

Johanes Rizal M Marpaung , Udy Herunefi

Johanes Rizal M Marpaung
General Surgery Resident, FK-UNS / RS Dr. Moewardi, Surakarta, Indonesia. Email: johanes.mrp@gmail.com

Udy Herunefi
Orthopedic Consultants and Traumatology Sub-Pediatric, FK-UNS / RS Dr. Moewardi, Surakarta, Indonesia
Online First: December 26, 2019 | Cite this Article
Marpaung, J., Herunefi, U. 2019. The incidence of infection in open cruris fracture grade III A-B treated by external fixation after golden period at Dr. Moewardi General Hospital, Surakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia Journal of Biomedical Science 13(2). DOI:10.15562/ijbs.v13i2.205


Background: The management of open fractures continues to provide challenges for the orthopaedic surgeon. Despite the improvements in technology and surgical techniques, rates of infection and nonunion are still troublesome. Infections in patients with open cruris fracture open after the golden period often occur. There are many risk factors can affect it.

Objective: To determine the incidence rate of infection in patients with open cruris fracture treated by external fixation after the golden period at Dr. Moewardi General Hospital from January to December 2018.

Methods: The characteristics data of patients were observed by retrospective from the medical record of patients that diagnosed open cruris fracture after the golden period from January to December 2018.

Results: In the period of January 2018 to December 2018 there were 55 open cruris fracture with infection incidence rates 72.7% and the most culture result were staphylococcal.

Conclusion: the high incidence rates of infection was found in patients with open cruris fractures; therefore,  it requires treatment as soon as possible before the golden period.

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