Volume : VII, Issue : III, March - 2018

STUDY OF EPIDEMIOLOGY OF HAND SURGERY CASES IN INDIAN SCENARIO

Dr. Narender Saini, Dr. Aviral Gupta

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PURPOSE: – To study the epidemiology of hand surgery cases in Indian scenario.

METHODS: – Retrospective study of hand surgery cases operated in the year 2015–2016 at a tertiary centre in India and the cases were further sub classified into 9 types and the age and sex distribution was estimated.

RESULTS: – A total of 2060 cases were operated in the year 2015–2016, which were sub classified into 9 categories. Fracture fixation and tendon injuries alone constituted around 55% of cases followed by nerve affections, plastic procedures, deformity correction, tumors, congenital anomalies, miscellaneous cases and infections. Hand injuries and affections mostly inflicted socio – economic morbidity to the youngest population (up to 96% patients were <60 years) and 77.98% were males.

CONCLUSION: – The study clearly underlines the importance and need of delivery of adequate hand surgery services in a developing country like India to mitigate the social and economic effects of hand affections.     

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Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijsr  

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Dr. Narender Saini, Dr. Aviral Gupta, STUDY OF EPIDEMIOLOGY OF HAND SURGERY CASES IN INDIAN SCENARIO, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH : Volume-7 | Issue-3 | March-2018


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