Epidemiology of amputations and severe injuries of the hand.

  title={Epidemiology of amputations and severe injuries of the hand.},
  author={Isam Atroshi and H E Rosberg},
  journal={Hand clinics},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={343-50, vii}
In a prospective population-based study, all open hand, wrist, and forearm injuries that were treated during a 10-year period, at hospitals and emergency wards in three Norwegian cities with 225,000 inhabitants, were registered. Injury severity was graded using the abbreviated injury scale (AIS). For moderate injuries (AIS 2) overall incidence (95% CI) was 59 (56-62), incidence among males 92 (86-98), and among females 28 (25-31) per 100,000 person-years. For severe injuries (AIS > or = 3… CONTINUE READING


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