Aim of the study
To find out associations between the development of infection:
1. Epidemiologic data
To document and provide with a data base regarding the patients who present with open fractures in Notre Dame de la Santé Hospital. To find out the causes of open fractures. To document time from injury and degree and pattern of delayed presentations.
2. General condition of the patient
Incidence of associated conditions in patients presenting with open fractures
Infection rate of open fractures treated in Notre Dame de la Santé Hospital
4. Initial management in A&E.
5. Delayed presentations
Incidence of delayed presentations of open fractures , and the causes of the delay, as well as to find out the behavioural pattern of the population in Cameroon regarding the use of modern vs traditional medicine in the case of open fractures .
6. Treatment outcomes
Incidence of complications.