alexa Abstract | Fractured clavicle in adults: do all patients need follow up

Quality in Primary Care
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Paper Open Access

Abstract

IntroductionMost patients with mid-shaft and medial third fracture of the clavicle are treated non-operatively. They also have a low incidence of complications, both early and late. This does raise the question of whether they need to be followed-up in the hospital. AimTo find out if any change in management occurred during the follow-up visits of patients with fractures of the middle-third or medial-third of the clavicle, and whether they had any complications, or were re-referred after discharge from the hospital. MethodWe performed a retrospective study on 199 patients to see how often they were followed-up, and whether any change occurred in their management during the hospital follow-up visits. The patients were divided into low-energy and high energy fracture groups. ResultsFifty nine percent (59.66%) of patients had a low energy fracture, and the majority of these patients (91.55%) had 2–4 follow-up visits without any change in their management. There was no record of any early complications in the series, and only one patient had a non-union (0.8%). DiscussionSeveral studies had shown that even with a shortening of 1.5 cm or more, there is little effect on the long-term functioning of the shoulder joint. None of the patients from the low-energy fracture group returned to the hospital, for at least six months after discharge, with problems related to their injury. ConclusionThis group could have been safely discharged after their first orthopaedic consultation.

To read the full article Peer-reviewed Article PDF image | Peer-reviewed Full Article image

Author(s): Kalpesh Shah Suzanne Mason

Keywords

Innovative primary care, Primary care medicines, Advanced concepts in primary care

 
Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords