Management of Open Pediatric Fractures: Proposal of a New Multidisciplinary Algorithm

J Clin Med. 2023 Oct 6;12(19):6378. doi: 10.3390/jcm12196378.


Background: An algorithm for managing open fractures in children is still being debated; the present study suggests an evidence-based way to manage these patients in the emergency department.

Methods: The literature on "Open fractures in children" was carefully analyzed using keywords. The primary sources were The Cochrane Library, PubMed, and Researchgate.

Conclusion: We proposed an evidence-based algorithm for managing open fractures in children to standardize clinical practice and improve the care of these patients.

Keywords: children’s fractures; exposed fractures; management of open fractures; multidisciplinary algorithm; open pediatric fracture.

Grants and funding

This work was supported also by the Italian Ministry of Health with “Current Research funds”. No benefits in any form have been or will be received from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this manuscript. The manuscript submitted does not contain information about medical device(s)/drug(s).