Epidemiological Pattern of Hand Injuries and Impact of Machine-Cut Hand Injuries in a Tertiary Care Hospital in South India

Gupta, Akriti and Kamath, Rajesh and Bhat, Anil K and Sekaran, Varalakshmi Chandra and Salins, Prajwal and D’Souza, Brayal Carry and Kamath, Sagarika (2018) Epidemiological Pattern of Hand Injuries and Impact of Machine-Cut Hand Injuries in a Tertiary Care Hospital in South India. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 9 (9). pp. 100-105. ISSN 0976-0245

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Abstract

Hand injuries are the most common injuries. They account for 6.6% to 28.6% of all injuries and also constitute 5-10% of emergency department (ED) visits nationwide in the U. S. There is a lack of awareness of the significance of hand injuries across all sectors: business and industry, government and non-government sectors. Hand injuries impose a significant economic burden as about 11% of workers who sustain hand injuries never return to their jobs. Additionally, the social,economic and physical impact of disabilities (permanent or temporary) on the loss of productive working hours is a huge burden on the community

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hand injuries; Machine cut injuries; Epidemiology
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Community Medicine
Departments at MU > Public Health
Management > MIM Manipal
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2018 09:25
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2018 09:25
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/152019

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