One hundred ten fractures due to gunshots were reviewed to examine the medical, social, and financial impacts of such injuries.
The population was predomantly male (91%), unemployed (56%), and uninsured (79%). Sixty-eight percent were documented substance abusers, and 65% of the injuries appeared to be related to illicit drug activities.
There were 94 long bone fractures and 16 intraarticular fractures.
Early operative treatment was employed in 64 patients (58%) with formal internal fixation in 31.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fracture, Os, Arme à feu, Epidémiologie, Traitement, Impact socioéconomique, Caroline du Nord, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Traumatisme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fracture, Bone, Fire arm, Epidemiology, Treatment, Socioeconomical impact, North Carolina, United States, North America, America, Human, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Trauma
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Cote : 94-0487803
Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 199501.