Gustilo classification

Gustilo classification

Surgery A system for classifying severity of open tibial fractures, which divides them into grades I, II, and III, subdividing the last group into A, B, or C, depending on the vascular status and the degree of soft-tissue destruction, which forms of the basis for deciding whether to reconstruct or amputate
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12 patients had open fracture (6 cases were Type I and 6 cases were Type II of Gustilo classification).
According to Gustilo classification, 11(36.7%) type IIIA were seen; 6(40.0%) in group A and 5(33.3%) in group B.
Table-1: Comparison of Gustilo Classification in both groups.
Classification of open fractures were according to Gustilo classification.3 Treatment of open fractures is one of the orthopaedic problems.
Table 1: Open Fractures- Gustilo classification Gustilo Grade Definition I Open fracture, clean wound, wound <1 cm in length II Open fracture, wound > 1 cm but < 10 cm in length without extensive soft-tissue damage, flaps, avulsions III Open fracture with extensive soft-tissue laceration (>10 cm), damage, or loss or an open segmental fracture.