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Hand injuries seen at an emergency department in Singapore.
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PMID:  20164776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
We aim to define the characteristics of patients with hand injuries in the emergency department (ED), their management and operative findings. Decision on admission was also analyzed between the ED and the hand and reconstructive microsurgical team. We reviewed 504 patients seen at the ED over a 3-month period with isolated hand injuries and found more males (88%) who were between 20 and 30 years of age (51%). Most had industrial injuries (43%) from lacerations or crush. Left hand injuries were more common. About 62% of the patients were discharged after treatment at the ED while 38% were admitted. A high level of concurrence in the decisions made by the ED and hand and reconstructive microsurgery signifies good quality assessment performed by the ED. The operative findings of fractures, tendon, nerve and vessel injuries for those who were admitted to the wards are higher than those admitted to 'day surgery'.
Hwee Weng Dennis Hey; Chong Meng Seet
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1473-5695     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9442482     Medline TA:  Eur J Emerg Med     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  343-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency, National University Hospital, Singapore.
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