Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

external immobilization

Quality of life of patients with upper extremity fractures

Year: 2011, volume 7 Issue: №2 Pages: 510-512
Heading: Traumatology and Orthopedics Article type: Short message
Authors: Sholomova E.I., Levchenko К.К., Arutunyan T.R., Ninel V.G.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University, Saratov Scientific Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics
Summary:

90 patients with upper extremity fractures took part in the study. The injured patients were treated with rod and pin-and-rod type external fixation devices and by means of external immobilization. It was demonstrated that quality of life to the moment of device removal was 8-9 points higher in patients treated with pin type external fixation in comparison with pin-and-rod type. Quality of life was higher in patients with proximal upper extremity injuries

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