The impact of ice-skating injuries on orthopaedic admissions in a regional hospital.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/208859
Title:
The impact of ice-skating injuries on orthopaedic admissions in a regional hospital.
Authors:
Dillon, J P; Geurin, S; Laing, A J; Ryan, D; Dolan, M
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedics, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork., dillonjp@o2.ie
Citation:
Ir Med J. 2006 Jan;99(1):7-8.
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/208859
PubMed ID:
16506680
Abstract:
Since the opening of a temporary ice-rink in our hospital's catchment area, we have observed an increase in patients requiring in-patient treatment for orthopaedic intervention. The authors performed a prospective analysis of all patients admitted to our unit over a one-month period. Epidemiological data, wearing of protective gear and skater experience were collected. Fracture type, treatment required, average length of hospital stay and number of days missed from work was also recorded. Ice-skating injuries accounted for 7.7% of our total admissions over the study period. There was a significant variation noted in the types of fracture sustained ranging from comminuted fractures of the radial head to spiral fractures of the tibia. The average length of hospital stay was 2.6 days and average time missed from work was 6.1 weeks. This paper highlights the potential serious injuries that can occur in ice-skating and their impact on admissions to our orthopaedic unit.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Athletic Injuries/epidemiology; Child; Female; Fractures, Bone/*epidemiology/therapy; Humans; Ireland/epidemiology; Length of Stay/statistics & numerical data; Male; Middle Aged; Patient Admission/*statistics & numerical data; Prospective Studies; Protective Clothing; Sick Leave/statistics & numerical data; Skating/*injuries
ISSN:
0332-3102 (Print); 0332-3102 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDillon, J Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGeurin, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLaing, A Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorDolan, Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:05:41Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:05:41Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:05:41Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr Med J. 2006 Jan;99(1):7-8.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid16506680en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/208859-
dc.description.abstractSince the opening of a temporary ice-rink in our hospital's catchment area, we have observed an increase in patients requiring in-patient treatment for orthopaedic intervention. The authors performed a prospective analysis of all patients admitted to our unit over a one-month period. Epidemiological data, wearing of protective gear and skater experience were collected. Fracture type, treatment required, average length of hospital stay and number of days missed from work was also recorded. Ice-skating injuries accounted for 7.7% of our total admissions over the study period. There was a significant variation noted in the types of fracture sustained ranging from comminuted fractures of the radial head to spiral fractures of the tibia. The average length of hospital stay was 2.6 days and average time missed from work was 6.1 weeks. This paper highlights the potential serious injuries that can occur in ice-skating and their impact on admissions to our orthopaedic unit.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAthletic Injuries/epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshChilden_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshFractures, Bone/*epidemiology/therapyen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIreland/epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshLength of Stay/statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshPatient Admission/*statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshProtective Clothingen_GB
dc.subject.meshSick Leave/statistics & numerical dataen_GB
dc.subject.meshSkating/*injuriesen_GB
dc.titleThe impact of ice-skating injuries on orthopaedic admissions in a regional hospital.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Orthopaedics, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork., dillonjp@o2.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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