Epidemiological data on wrist injuries in a population can be used for planning by applying them to criteria for care and thus deriving estimates of provisions for care according to currently desirable standards.
In a 1-year study all patients >=15 years with acute wrist trauma and treated in the emergency room were examined according to an algorithm until a diagnosis was established.
The overall incidence of wrist trauma was 69 per 10 000 inhabitants per year.
Incidence of wrist trauma requiring x-ray examination was 58 per 10 000 per year.
The incidence of distal radius fractures was 27 per 10 000 per year (males, 16 per 10 000, females, 37 per 10 000 per year).
Mots-clés Pascal : Fracture, Poignet, Membre supérieur, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Homme, Traumatisme, Age, Sexe, Radius, Danemark, Europe, Hospitalisation, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fracture, Wrist, Upper limb, Epidemiology, Incidence, Human, Trauma, Age, Sex, Radius, Denmark, Europe, Hospitalization, Diseases of the osteoarticular system
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Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 199406.