Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of wound infection after internal fixation of limb fractures in adults

Title: Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of wound infection after internal fixation of limb fractures in adults
Edition: Original
Classification: Standard guideline
Field: Comprehensive guideline
Countries and regions: China
Guidelines users: Orthopedic clinician
Evidence classification method: Wright improved the evidence rating and recommendation strength system The level of evidence defines the strength of recommendation A Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTS) strong B RCT results of a single large sample strong C Controls were provided but not randomized (non-RCT) medium D Observation of uncontrolled cases medium E Expert opinions, case reports, personal experiences and opinions weak
Development unit: Department of Orthopedics, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong Universzity of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
Registration time: 2024-02-25
Registration number: PREPARE-2024CN316
Purpose of the guideline: Evidence-based clinical guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infection at the site of a limb fracture in adults are based on a systematic review of current scientific and clinical studies. This guideline focuses on adults (18 years of age or older) with severe limb fractures and aims to limit the risk of surgical site infection after severe limb fractures by providing systematic recommendations, while identifying and evaluating potential patient-specific risk factors that need to be considered and making prompt and appropriate treatment for infections.