Treatment of Open Fractures due to Dog Bite
A. Dimant, M. Liebergall, S. Porat R., Mosheiff
Orthopedic Dept., Hadassah-University Hospital, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem
2 patients aged 12 and 19, respectively, sustained open fractures of the wrists due to dog bites. Both were bitten on a wrist by Rotweiller dogs, but with different magnitudes of injury to bone and soft tissue. Treatment, clinical course and recovery are described, together with recommendations for dealing with open fractures due to animal bites. In the presence of considerable injury to soft tissue and bone, and of exposure to canine oral flora, open fractures due to dog bites should be dealt with as high grade open fractures.