We performed an epidemiological analysis of 523 fractures treated in the Edinburgh Orthopaedic trauma Unit over a three-year period using modern descriptive criteria.
The fractures were defined in terms of their AO morphology and their degree of comminution, location and cause.
Closed fractures were classified using the Tscherne grading system and open fractures according to the Gustilo classification.
Further analysis of fractures caused by road-traffic accidents and football was carried out.
The use of the AO classification allowed the common fracture patterns to be defined.
Correlation of the classification systems showed an association between the AO morphological system and the Tscherne and Gustilo classifications.
The relative rarity of severe tibial fractures is indicated and it is suggested that in smaller orthopaedic units the infrequency of these fractures has implications for training and the development of treatment protocols.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fracture, Os, Tibia, Classification, Epidémiologie, Royaume Uni, Europe, Membre inférieur, Homme, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Traumatisme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fracture, Bone, Tibia, Classification, Epidemiology, United Kingdom, Europe, Lower limb, Human, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Trauma
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Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 01/03/1996.