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OTA Open Fracture Classification (OTA-OFC)

Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma: January 2018 - Volume 32 - Issue - p S106
doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000001064
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The open fracture classification was developed by the OTA classification committee to address the limitation of the Gustilo-Anderson classification. The OTA-OFC is designed to be used at the time of initial debridement by the treating surgeon. It is generic, usable on all anatomical areas, and focused on factors related to injury not treatment.


Orthopaedic Trauma Association: Open Fracture Study Group. A new classification scheme for open fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2010 Aug;24(8):457–464.
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