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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35-37

Pattern of extremity fractures among patients with musculoskeletal injuries: A hospital based study from North India


1 Department of Orthopaedics, Dr. R. P. Government Medical College, Tanda, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Dr. R. P. Government Medical College, Tanda, Himachal Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Sunil Kumar Raina
Department of Community Medicine, Dr. R. P. Government Medical College, Tanda, Himachal Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-4958.175847

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Background: A study on the pattern of fracture is an important area of public health. Analysis of skeletal fracture data is the essence of fracture epidemiology. Objective: To find out the pattern of extremity fractures among patients with musculoskeletal injuries. Materials and Methods: The study was a prospective, descriptive hospital based, conducted over a period of 1 year at a tertiary care center in a rural area of Himachal Pradesh, a sub-Himalayan state of India. Results: The most common fracture in upper extremities was distal end radius (n = 150, 17.2%) followed by fracture both bone forearm (n = 59, 6.7%). The most common fracture in lower extremities was both bone leg (n = 68, 7.8%) followed by fracture metatarsals (n = 52:5.9%). Conclusions: Understanding pattern of fractures may help plan prevention and management strategies for fractures.


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