Reference 2018-308

REF:            2018-308

Subject:        Surgery for open fractures

 

 

Request:

  1. Does the Trust perform surgery for open fractures?
  2. Does the Trust have a specific guideline/policy regarding antibiotic prophylaxis for patients with open fractures?

o   If yes, please could this be emailed to me

o   If no, what is the commonest form of antibiotic propylaxis (and duration) that these patients are given?

 

 

Response:

1. Does the Trust perform surgery for open fractures? Yes

 

2. Does the Trust have a specific guideline/policy regarding antibiotic prophylaxis for patients with open fractures?

o   If yes, please could this be emailed to me

o   If no, what is the commonest form of antibiotic propylaxis (and duration) that these patients are given?

 

See file attached.

2016+Orthopaedic+Antibiotic+prophylaxis [47 kb] PDF