Prevalence and distribution of hand fractures.

  title={Prevalence and distribution of hand fractures.},
  author={E B H van Onselen and Refaat B. Karim and Joris J. Hage and Marco J. P. F. Ritt},
  journal={Journal of hand surgery},
  volume={28 5},
A retrospective survey of the medical charts of all 36,518 patients attending the Accident and Emergency Department of the VU University Medical Centre, in Amsterdam, from January 1 to December 31, 1996 was performed. Of these, 4303 sustained one or more fractures, and hand fractures accounted for 19% of all fractures. Patients with hand fractures were typically men aged between 15 and 35 years. The right hand was involved as often as the left. Most of the hand fractures involved the… CONTINUE READING

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