In healthy individuals with uncomplicated acute open fractures of the distal phalanges, are prophylactic antibiotics necessary for preventing infection?
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The addition of antibiotics to a treatment regimen including aggressive irrigation and debridement does not decrease the risk of infection in healthy adults with open distal phalangeal fractures (SOR: B, a metaanalysis).
Evidence-based practice 16, no. 06 (2013): 08-09