1Develi Hatice Muammer Kocaturk State Hospital, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Kayseri, Turkey
2Kayseri City Education and Research Hospital, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Kayseri, Turkey
3Ordu University Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Ordu, Turkey
Aim: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the data of the patients who applied the emergency department due to the hand injuries.
Material and Methods: This descriptive study used electronic records of our hospital between January 2014 and December 2017. A total of 4706 patients referred to the emergency department of our hospital were enrolled and 592 hand injury patients who were consulted with the Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist were included in the study. The diagnosis was coded according to ICD-10.
Results: The majority of men (77.7%) were found to have a hand injury. 29.9% of injuries occurred in summer, most frequently in August (11.3%); It was the day (20.9%) that hand injury was seen more on Thursday than other days. More than half of the patients (59.1%) had insurance from Social Security Institutions (SSI). Tendon incisions are often not accompanied by hand fractures (23.1%).
Conclusion: Hand injuries are important because they cause permanent disability. This research points to many important factors for hand injuries. We hope that these demographic data will contribute to reaching different angles to prevent hand injuries by determining the time zone during the year in which our hand injuries are encountered in our region.