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  1. A regional audit of hand and wrist injuries : A study of 4873 injuries.

    Article - En anglais

    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

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0228687

    Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 11/09/1998.