usually >10 cm
Please rate topic.
Average 4.2 of 129 Ratings
A 25-year-old male presents with a Gustilo-Anderson IIIB tibia fracture after a motor cycle crash. Which of the following descriptions matches this classification?
Distal third tibial shaft fracture with extensive soft tissue injury and a pale foot following adequate closed reduction
Posterolateral ankle fracture-dislocation with 8cm laceration on medial ankle, amenable to primary closure
Midshaft tibia fracture with 1cm anterior laceration requiring compartment releases intraoperatively
Proximal third tibial shaft fracture with extensive soft tissue loss requiring gastrocnemius flap
Closed pilon fracture that will require delayed surgical fixation after initial external fixation
Select Answer to see Preferred Response
A 36-year-old male sustains an open segmental tibia fracture associated with an overlying 8 cm soft tissue avulsion that requires skin grafting for soft tissue coverage. No vascular injury is identified. What is the most appropriate Gustilo-Anderson classification of this injury?