Journal article

Factors influencing outcome after orthopedic trauma

Jennie Ponsford, Bridget Hill, Mao Karamitsios, Alex Bahar-Fuchs

The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2008


BACKGROUND: Some recent studies have suggested that certain types of orthopedic trauma result in ongoing disability and that factors other than injury severity or location may influence outcome. This study aimed to evaluate outcome 12 months and 2 years after severe orthopedic trauma, as measured on the Short Form (SF)-36 Health Survey, relative to a control group, to examine change over time and to examine which demographic, injury-related and psychological factors are associated with persisting disability. METHODS: One hundred thirteen orthopedic trauma patients, recruited during rehabilitation, and 61 demographically similar uninjured controls were followed up at 1 and 2 years postinjury...

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