A clinical profile of patients with distal tibia fractures attending tertiary care hospital
Author(s): Dr. Venkatesh Reddy, Dr. Sai Krishna and Dr. Sameer Wooly
Abstract:Introduction: History of fractures and its knowledge dates back to Egyptian ummies of 2700 BC. For thousands of years the only option for the management of fracture was some form of external splintage. 5000 years ago, Egyptians used palm bark and Lenin bandages for management of fractures. Methodology: Appropriate and valid written consent was taken. The patient was taken for surgery after routine investigation and after obtaining fitness towards surgery. The investigations done were Hemoglobin percentage, fasting blood sugar, blood urea, serum creatinine, HIV, HbsAg and ECG. A dose of tetanus toxoid and antibiotic was given pre-operatively. Results: Our study revealed the average age of patients with such injuries to be 40 years (21-60). In our study, the male predominance for such kind of injuries was high. Conclusion: Closed fractures were more when compared to open fractures.
Dr. Venkatesh Reddy, Dr. Sai Krishna, Dr. Sameer Wooly. A clinical profile of patients with distal tibia fractures attending tertiary care hospital. Int J Orthop Sci 2017;3(3):113-115. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2017.v3.i3b.20