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Tuesday, May 24 • 09:00 - 10:00
Open fractures don't need ESFs or amputation!

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Open fractures are complex slow healing fractures that have a greater risk of becoming a nonunion than a closed fracture. Many open fractures end with an amputation that in most cases was avoidable with correct management. Open fractures have been traditionally associated with external skeletal fixators (ESFs) - and complications!! Today with a better understanding of fracture biology and fracture repair methods it is apparent that in many cases the wrong decision for fracture repair is the use of an ESF. Using bone plates to repair open fractures used to be considered to be the second choice to ESFs whereas today plate repair is the most common used by most specialists. This session will use case studies to focus on the decision-making in open fracture treatment that will maximize success and minimize complications

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Associate Professor Mark Glyde

Associate Professor, Small Animal Surgery, Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital
Mark Glyde BVSc MACVSc MVS HDipUTL DiplomateECVS Mark is Associate Professor of Small Animal Surgery at Murdoch University and heads the busy orthopaedic and neurosurgery referral service. Mark was in small animal practice for 11 years and a practice partner for five years before... Read More →

Tuesday May 24, 2016 09:00 - 10:00 ACST
Hall L Adelaide Convention Centre