Welcome to openabdomen.org
A resource for surgeons who treat the difficult abdomen.
The goal is to improve patient care by helping surgeons to
better understand causes leading to the need for a PLANNED
OPEN ABDOMEN; to learn more about surgical methods managing
the PLANNED OPEN ABDOMEN; to appreciate damage control (DC)
and damage control repair (DCR) or staged abdominal repair
(STAR), and to pass on surgical technique, tips, and tricks
and discuss supporting treatments.