A Prospective Study in Orthopedic Department Of Nishter Hospital, Multan to Know the Extremity and Sequence of Injuries of Bone in Motorbike Accidents

Aitzaz Khaliq, Ali Nawaz Bhatti, Nadia Shabeer

Abstract


Objective:  To observe the structure and severity of limb injuries among the motorcyclist that have suffered from traffic accidents in the orthopedic clinic.

Materials and Methods:  This is a prospective study performed in the Orthopedic Department for the period of 1 year from March 2016 to March 2017. The patients included in this study were referred to the Accident and Emergency Service and the remote clinic, who were referred from another part of the province. All the victims of bike injuries in motorcycle accidents were involved in this work. After the evaluation and treatment of the emergency, the patients' data were collected and analyzed statistically with SPSS 11.

 

Place and Duration: This study was performed in the orthopedic Unit II of Nishter Hospital Multan for the Period of  one Year From March 2016 to March 2017 .

Results: In this period, a total of 240 patients (26.56%) were admitted to the orthopedic unit II, which is the victim of motorcycle accidents. These 240 patients had a total of 280 bone-related injuries due to the fact that more than one bone was broken in 25 of these patients. The majority of the victims were male (210 to 240 - 91.17%) and female victims were minorities (240 - 8.82%). Among these patients. The most common cause of injury was collision with another vehicle, of which 215 (63.23%) were observed between the ages of 16 and 35, aged  by years. TIBIA fractures were seen in 165 patients and tibia was the most common open fracture, the second most common fracture bone in victims of femur motorcycle accidents.

Conclusion: It is known that motorcyclists are more vulnerable to traffic accidents and that they have been in bed for a long time due to the severity of injuries in the lower extremities and unfortunately become a socio-economic problem. These injuries can be prevented by applying legislation that implements road safety measures.


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