Timing of fracture fixation: a review

Orthop Rev. 1990 Oct;19(10):861-7.


The timing of fracture stabilization has received little attention in the current orthopaedic literature. The existing data on fracture fixation will be reviewed specifically with regard to early versus delayed stabilization. Timing relative to the multiple trauma patient, open fractures, periarticular fractures, and hip fractures requires special consideration.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Animals
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal / methods*
  • Fractures, Open / surgery
  • Hip Fractures / surgery
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Multiple Trauma / therapy
  • Time Factors