We regret to inform you that potentially untrustworthy data have been identified in a previously published article in JBJS Open Access; namely, “Delay in Initial Debridement for Open Tibial Fractures and Its Possible Impact on Patient Outcomes: A Single- Centre Prospective Cohort Study” byM. Tahir,N. Ahmed, S.A. Shaikh, A.R. Jamali,U.K.Choudry, and S. Khan. The citation for this article is JBJS Open Access. 2021 Jan-Mar;6(1):e20.00027. A review by several members of the JBJS Editorial Board and copy-editing department revealed a number of inconsistencies between the raw data and the published data. Although the lead author was able to provide an explanation for some of the inconsistencies, there remained concerns regarding discrepancies between the published and raw data. After careful consideration, we have decided to publish an expression of concern for the article, as well as an erratum highlighting the errors that were identified and corrected.
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