Timing of Extremity Fracture Fixation After Traumatic Brain Injury: A New Perspective

13 Mar 2024 • Are functional outcomes different for patients with traumatic brain injury who undergo early (within 24 hours of injury) vs late extremity fixation?

  • Early extremity fixation may be a viable option for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI), especially those with mild head injuries.
  • A study found no significant differences in unfavorable functional outcomes at 6 months between those who underwent early fixation (within 24hrs) vs. late fixation (OR, 1.12).
  • For patients with mild TBI, the OR was 0.71, and for those with moderate to severe TBI, it was 1.08.

Source: JAMA | Read full story

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