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International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)

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Abstract

To Assess the Frequency of Common Fractures Secondary to Motorcycle Accident in Patients Admitted to the Orthopedic Department of a Tertiary Care Hospital, Pakistan

Author(s):Muhammad Tahir Lakho, Ahmed Raza, Abdul Qadir, Dileep Kumar, Azfar Khanzada and Muhammad Muzzammil

Objective: To assess the frequency of common fractures secondary to a bike accident in patients admitted to the orthopedic department of a tertiary care hospital, urban center. Methods: This cross-sectional study embrace 240 patients with the bike out of action for 6-months from September 2017 to March 2018 in Department of Orthopedic Unit I and II, Dow University of Health Sciences/Civil Hospital urban center. Temporary history concerning the time of accident and age of the patients was taken. Examination and relevant X-Rays were done. All the knowledge was noted in proforma. Results: The common age of the patients was 32 years (0.92 ± 7.30). There have been 200 (83.33%) male and 40 (16.67%) female. Out of 240 patients, femoris fracture was found in 68 (28.33%), leg bone fractures 134 (55.83%), there have been 19 (7.92%) arm bone fractures, and radius-ulna fractures were determined in 19 (7.92%). Conclusion: Majority of the accidents are preventable by an academic campaign of the general public, social control of traffic rules, provision of facilities for passengers and upgraded observance system for transportation and drivers. Preventive programs and actions should be launched by policy manufacturers of involved departments and stakeholders at the national level.


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