The board-certified orthopaedic specialists in the Level 1 Trauma Center of Stanford Health Care have extensive experience treating people with an open fracture. Also known as a compound fracture, an open fracture is a broken bone that pierces the skin, leaving an open wound.
The members of our multispecialty team develop a complete, compassionate care plan customized to your condition. The goal is to help relieve your symptoms, which may include a gash, tear, or puncture in the skin, with the bone visible or sticking through it.
Beyond relieving symptoms, your personalized care plan is designed to repair your bones, close wounds, prevent infection, and set you on a path to full recovery.
In addition, Stanford Health Care patients with an open fracture may have opportunities to participate in research studies of new treatment approaches not yet available anywhere else.