Comparison of fracture patterns between rural and urban populations in a developing country.

Saw, A. and Sallehuddin, A.Y. and Chuah, U.C. and Ismail, M.S. and Yoga, R. and Hossain, M.G. (2010) Comparison of fracture patterns between rural and urban populations in a developing country. Singapore Medical Journal, 51 (9). pp. 702-8. ISSN 0037-5675

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Abstract

The anatomical locations of common fractures differed between the urban and rural populations. A higher rate of upper limb fractures was observed in the rural areas, while femur fractures in the elderly was the main cause of fracture admission in the urban areas. The relatively high rate of hand fractures in the rural areas, especially among children and young adults, may require further investigation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Malaya Medical Centre, Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur 59100, Malaysia. sawaik@hotmail.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: Femoral Fractures/diagnosis; Femoral Fractures/pathology
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 19 May 2011 03:52
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2011 01:34
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1293

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