Lower extremity injuries resulting from motor vehicle crashes are common and have become relatively more important as more drivers with newer occupant restraints survive high-energy crashes. CIREN data provide a greater level of clinical detail based on coding guidelines from the Orthopedic Trauma Association. These detailed data, in conjunction with long-term follow-up data obtained from patient interviews, reveal that the most costly and disabling injuries are those involving articular (joint) surfaces, especially those of the ankle/foot. Patients with such injuries exhibit residual physical and psychosocial problems, even at one year post-trauma.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Annual Proceedings - Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2004|
|Event||48th Annual Proceedings - Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine - Key Biscayne, FL, United States|
Duration: Sep 13 2004 → Sep 15 2004
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