Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

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

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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