Regional and Seasonal Variations in the Incidence and Causative Organisms for Post-traumatic Wound infections and Osteomyelitis After Open Fractures


About this study

Preliminary indicates that there is a significant seasonal and regional variation in incidence and causative organisms for post traumatic wound infections after open fractures. This finding makes the current use of a generic antibiotic for prophylaxis suboptimal. In order to validate this original finding we need to conduct a large scale study to determine if the patterns of infection truly vary depending on the time of year and the region in which the fracture occurs, and if so to change the way prophylactic antibiotic use is administered.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients aged 16 years or older with an open extremity fracture. 

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Brandon Yuan, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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