The 50 Most Cited Papers Concerning Open Fractures


The purpose of this study is to identify and evaluate the top 50 most cited papers regarding open fractures. The ISI Web of Knowledge database was used to conduct a search query during May 2020 for articles pertaining to open fractures. The query used multiple Boolean operative combinations. The Boolean operative combination that yielded the largest search result was: “open fracture” OR “compound fracture” OR “gustilo” or “gustilo anderson” or “tscherne” or “oestern”. Articles were sorted from highest to lowest number of total citations. Articles were refined to include peer-reviewed original articles, review papers, or editorials. Articles were then screened by title and abstract to confirm they pertained to open fractures. This review provides an analysis of the most influential published literature and recent trends with regards to the treatment and management of open fractures. This data can assist physicians in their search for impactful literature. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 31(2):076–085, 2022)

Key words: open fractures, top 50, infection, traumas

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Paul R. Allegra, MD; Ramakanth R. Yakkanti, MD; Dylan N. Greif, BA; Sohil S. Desai, BA; Joseph S. Geller, MD; and Amiethab Aiyer, MD