This study reports the characteristics, causes and disposal of isolated injuries to the hand and wrist presenting to six accident and emergency departments over a period of 4 months.
The rate of isolated injury to the hand or wrist was 6.6%. The male : female ratio was 2.2 : 1, with the mean age for injury being 26.4 years in men and 29.2 years in women.
The modal age group for injury was 21-25 years in men and 11-15 years in women.
The right and left hand were injured almost equally.
The dominant hand was more commonly injured although this was influenced by the cause of injury :
16.3% were caused by a fall ;
15% by sport ;
and 7% were work/machinery related. 13.3% were referred to specialities for further treatment.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Poignet, Main, Epidémiologie, Etiologie, Symptomatologie, Diagnostic, Urgence, Homme, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Main pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Wrist, Hand, Epidemiology, Etiology, Symptomatology, Diagnosis, Emergency, Human, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Disease of the hand
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0228687
Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 11/09/1998.