The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of hand injuries due to farming accidents in a defined population with a representative mixture of agricultural activities.
During a 12-month period all agricultural accidents treated at the five hospitals in the County of Ringkobing, Denmark were prospectively registered.
Follow-up was done by telephone interview 4 months after the accident.
Of the 260 persons injured in agricultural accidents, 117 (45%) had lesions of the upper extremity and 73 persons (28%) had hand injuries.
The most common injuries were lacerations and amputations (45%) followed by fractures (36%). Mean sick leave was 25 days, and mean work impairment was 31 days in patients with hand injuries.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Main, Association, Poste travail, Agriculture, Exploitation agricole, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Incapacité, Homme, Pronostic, Médecine travail, Membre supérieur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Main pathologie, Peau pathologie, Plaie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Hand, Association, Workplace layout, Agriculture, Farming, Epidemiology, Incidence, Disability, Human, Prognosis, Occupational medicine, Upper limb, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Disease of the hand, Skin disease, Wound
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Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 22/03/2000.