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Causes of upper extremity injuries in the years 2009 to 2011
Masoud Yavari, Azade Riyahi *, Naser Valai
MSC in occupational therapy, 15th Khordad Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , azade.riyahi@gmail.com
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Background and Aim: Hand injuries are common skeleton trauma and account for 28% of musculoskeletal Injuries. They may cause life-long disabilities. The type of injury and treatment approach both have a big impact on the final disability. A study on causes and patterns of injury can guide to plan proper preventive measures. The aim of this study is to review the epidemiology of upper extremity injuries in Tehran 15th Khordad hospital. Materials and Methods: In a cross-sectional study, from 2010 to 2012, 4729 patients with hand injuries were included in the study. The data were collected by a checklist including: time and type of incident, location and cause of the injury. SPSS software was used to do the statistical analysis using Chi-square test. Results: 4729 patients (4210 male, 519 female) with hand injury were visited their mean age was 24.3 years. The patients were mostly injured by glass cuts (63.03%). The accidents mostly happened in night time. In Industrial hand injuries, 77.11% did not have necessary training. ‍Conclusion: Hand injuries are seen more commonly in men. Injuries by glass cuts are the most common injuries (63.03%) and industrial injuries were seen in 25.96%. In this Industrial hand injuries, 77.11% did not have necessary training about working with instruments.
Keywords: Wounds and Injuries, Industrial injuries, Hand Trauma, Epidemiology, Iran
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Medicine
Received: 2017 | Accepted: 2017 | Published: 2017
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Masoud Yavari, Azade Riyahi, Naser Valai. Causes of upper extremity injuries in the years 2009 to 2011. pajoohande. 2013; 18 (2) :97-102
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