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The functional outcome and quality of life following open diaphyseal tibial fractures

Mohd Yusof, Nazri and Noor Rahin, Mohd. Shahidan (2016) The functional outcome and quality of life following open diaphyseal tibial fractures. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 15 (Supplement Issue). p. 20. ISSN 1823-4631

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Introduction: The clinical outcome of open tibia fracture been extensively studied in many institutions. However, the functional outcome and quality of life has not been widely studied. The aim of this study is to evaluate the functional outcome and quality of life for patients with open tibia fracture that were treated in Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan. Methods: Between 2009 and 2010, we treated 33 patients with open diaphyseal tibial fractures with a minimum period of one year follow up. There were 31 males and 2 females; the mean age of 29 years old (range: 10 to 60). Four patients sustained open fracture grade I, 13 grade II, 12 grade IIIA and 4 with grade IIIB. All patients who fulfill the inclusion criteria were called for interview in the clinic by the investigator. The outcome that were analyzed include health related quality of life (SF36) and Lower Extremity Functional Score (LEFS). Results: All except one fracture achieve union. One patient with grade IIIB open fracture developed infected non union. Quality of life is satisfactory in all domains. The functional outcome score was significantly reduced in grade IIIB (48.5) as compare to other grade (grade I 74.2, grade II 70.4, grade IIIA 74.1). Conclusions: The quality of life and the functional outcome worsened with increasing severity of fracture.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3756/53430
Uncontrolled Keywords: Functional outcome and quality of life, diaphyseal tibial fractures
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Nazri Mohd. Yusof
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2016 15:55
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 03:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/53430

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