THE PREVALENCE OF MISMANAGED TRAUMA IN DHQ TEACHING HOSPITAL ABBOTTABAD

Authors

  • Ali Asghar Shah
  • Nazir Ahmed
  • Waqar Ahmed

Abstract

ABSTRACTA prospective study was conducted to determine the prevalence of mismanaged traumafrom Jan, 1990 to December, 1990.One Thousand and Fifty patients were admitted in Orthopaedics Department during theperiod out of which 665 patients came in with trauma, 210 of whom were with complications ofmismanagement.251 patients (37.74%) reported after one week of the injury and 278 (41.8%) came afterreceiving treatment from one or more bone setters.The common complications of mismanagement were malunion, unreduced dislocations,contractures, gangrene and infections.

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