Replantation-revascularization and primary amputation in major hand injuries : Resources spent on treatment and the indirect costs of sick leave in Sweden.
Thirty consecutive patients with amputation or devascularizing injuries of the thumb or two or more fingers proximal to the PIP joint were reviewed.
Replantation or revascularization had been done in 27 patients, in 24 successfully.
Three patients had primary amputation.
The distribution of calculable costs was dominated by those for sick leave (49%), operation (26%) and ward costs (20%). Out-patient care, physiotherapy and travel together constituted only 6%. The cost of a successful replantation was equal to 1.6 times the mean annual salary of these patients and that of primary amputation about half as much.
Mobility, power and performance of a standardized grip test were better for the successfully replanted or revascularized patients.
Subjective evaluation of 23 parameters of function, cosmesis and quality of life did not disclose any differences.
All patients except three had returned to their original work within 2 years.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lésion, Grande dimension, Doigt, Main, Membre supérieur, Traitement, Réimplantation, Revascularisation, Coût, Résultat, Analyse avantage coût, Homme, Suède, Europe, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Chirurgie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lesion, Large dimension, Finger, Hand, Upper limb, Treatment, Replantation, Revascularization, Costs, Result, Cost benefit analysis, Human, Sweden, Europe, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Surgery
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0000556
Code Inist : 002B30A04B. Création : 21/05/1997.