Orthopaedic trauma from road crashes: is enough being done?

@article{Donaldson2009OrthopaedicTF,
  title={Orthopaedic trauma from road crashes: is enough being done?},
  author={Lachlan H Donaldson and Kathryn J Brooke and Steven Faux},
  journal={Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={72-83}
}
A file review of patients presenting to the Emergency Department of St Vincent's Hospital with fractures sustained in a road crash was completed to describe patterns of orthopaedic injury, acute intervention and separation as well as the cost of care for adult road crash victims. One-hundred and eighty-seven patients were included. 65.8% were male; 48.1% were pedestrians. Differing patterns of injury corresponded to the role of the patient in the road crash (eg, pedestrian, driver of vehicle… CONTINUE READING

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