Journal article

Twelve-month outcomes of serious orthopaedic sport and active recreation-related injuries admitted to level 1 trauma centers in Melbourne, Australia

Nadine E Andrew, Belinda J Gabbe, Rory Wolfe, Owen D Williamson, Martin D Richardson, Elton R Edwards, Peter A Cameron

CLINICAL JOURNAL OF SPORT MEDICINE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe and identify predictors of 12-month outcomes of serious orthopaedic injuries due to sport and active recreation. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study with 12-month follow-up. SETTING: Two Level 1 adult trauma centers in Victoria, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 366 adults admitted to two Level 1 trauma centers for an orthopaedic sport and active recreation injury between August 2003 and March 2006. Patients were captured by the Victorian Orthopaedic Trauma Outcomes Registry (VOTOR), followed up at 12 months, and were free of moderate to severe disability prior to injury. ASSESSMENT OF RISK FACTORS: Independent variables assessed for predictors of outcome were sporting ..

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