Open fractures Orange County

An explanation by your Orange County Podiatrist.

An open fracture results when the skin over the fracture site is open. Also, if the
open skin is away from the fracture, but tracks to the broken bone, it is still
considered an open fracture.

closed toe walking boot

Walking Boot


Open fracture care kit


Open fractures are dangerous because of the increased chance of infection.
The first step is to stabilize the injury and allow the soft tissue edema to subside.



Last Updated 1-03-2017