This prospective trial collected all cases where injuries had resulted from the hand passing through or striking glass and had been referred to a hand injury service during 1 year.
Eighty-seven cases were referred and the factors relating to these injuries were examined.
A record was made of the structures damaged, the surgery performed and prevailing socioeconomic factors.
These injuries were very costly in terms of morbidity, surgical effort and time, with significant resource implications.
The study appears to confirm other reports that current legislation on glazing safety was too long delayed and is inadequate now that it is in place.
Mots-clés Pascal : Plaie pénétrante, Main, Membre supérieur, Homme, Epidémiologie, Royaume Uni, Europe, Législation, Sécurité, Verre, Traumatisme, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Penetrating injury, Hand, Upper limb, Human, Epidemiology, United Kingdom, Europe, Legislation, Safety, Glass, Trauma, Diseases of the osteoarticular system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0044662
Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 21/05/1997.