Over an 8-year period, 158 patients were admitted to a trauma center for treatment of orthopedic injuries related to the handling of horses and cows. Mechanism of injury included falls from horses, bovine and equine assaults, and animal kicks. Fractures of upper and lower extremities predominated. Serious craniocerebral, maxillofacial, thoracic, and abdominal injuries were also treated. In 107 patients, 140 inpatient procedures were performed. There were no deaths. Complications, including 5 wound infections and 5 bony nonunions, were observed in 25 patients.
JOURNAL AND NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE ID#
JOURNAL: Complic Orthop. 1989: 112-114, 120.
Note: Complications in Orthopedics.NLOM ID#: No ID #.
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