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Table 5 Characteristics of the soft tissue injury and coverage

From: Radical treatment of severe open fractures of extremities by orthoplastic surgery: a 10-year retrospective study

Characteristic Number Infection (%)
Main injured zone
 Elbow joint 1  
 Middle forearm 2 1 (50%)
 Forearm to hand 1  
 Proximal leg 3  
 Middle leg 26 3 (11.5%)
 Distal leg 2  
 Distal leg to ankle/foot 6 2 (33.3%)
Soft tissue defect location
 Anterior 5 2 (40%)
 Interior 4 1 (25%)
 Anteromedial 15 1 (6.7%)
 Anterolateral 4 2 (50%)
 Posterior 1  
 Posterolateral 1  
 Extensive 11  
Flap
 ALT 19 5 (26.3%)
 GAS 10 1 (10%)
 SOL 12