Polytrauma and Open fracture: A dangerous combination complicating the clinical course of trauma patients

Christian Kleber, Christopher Becker, Norbert Haas & Klaus Schaser
Introduction: Since 1970s the incidence, number and severity of extremity injuries constantly decreased. Open limb fractures itself are rarely life-threatening injuries, but are associated with increased risk of infection leading to systemic inflammatory response syndrome, sepsis and multiple organ [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]