The Accompaniment Skeletal Findings in Traumatic Pelvic Injuries in Public Tertiary Hospitals in Southwestern Nigeria.

The Accompaniment Skeletal Findings in Traumatic Pelvic Injuries in Public Tertiary Hospitals in Southwestern Nigeria.

Author by Dr. Kelechukwu Onuoha

Journal/Publisher: Current Journal Of Applied Science And Technology

Volume/Edition: 4015

Language: English

Pages: 77 - 83

Abstract

Aim:

This study evaluated the attendant skeletal fracture accompaniments in traumatic pelvic fractures using plain radiography Study Design: A prospective cross sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: The Accident and Emergency Departments of three hospitals namely; Lagos University Teaching Hospital, National Orthopedic Hospital, Igbobi, and Lagos State Health Service Commission’s Accident and Emergency Services Hospitals (LASEMS) between January 1st and December 31st 2009).

Methodology:

One hundred (100) patients of all ages diagnosed by plain radiography with pelvic traumatic injury were recruited from the hospitals stated above. There were 51males and 49 females. The sociodemographic and clinical data of the patients as well as the radiographic skeletal findings and types of trauma were entered into a Microsoft excel database for cleanup and statistical analysis. Statistical analysis was done using Epi Info Version 6 Statistical Software on an IBM -compatible computer.

Results:

Forty two (42) patients in sex distribution of sixteen (16) males and twenty six (26) females presented with sixty seven (67) different categories of accompaniment skeletal fractures. Injuries to the femur, limb shortening and head injuries were found in decreasing order.


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