A prospective study of bicycle-spoke injuries was undertaken to assess the severity of soft tissue damage and the incidence of skeletal injuries.
During a 12 month period, 59 children with spoke injuries were examined.
Soft tissue damage was divided into three categories : bruising without laceration (four), bruising and superficial abrasions (49) and full thickness skin defects (six).
Seventeen children had skeletal injuries : nine tibial fractures (five greenstick fractures and four spiral fractures) and eight epiphyseal injuries of the distal fibula.
All fractures were treated non-operatively.
The mean time for soft tissue healing was 16.5 days and the mean time for regaining full weight-bearing was 8.5 days.
Soft tissue damage is the most important prognostic factor in the healing of a bicycle-spoke injury.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Membre inférieur, Roue, Bicyclette, Enfant, Homme, Passager, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Symptomatologie, Pronostic, Etude longitudinale, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Pied pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Lower limb, Wheel, Bicycle, Child, Human, Passenger, Epidemiology, Incidence, Symptomatology, Prognosis, Follow up study, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Disease of the foot
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0408295
Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 19/12/1997.