Acta Ortopédica Mexicana

López B, Anaya VS, Rodríguez CR, García LRP
Clinical-epidemiological trial in patients who have gunshot spine injuries, admitted to a reference social security hospital
Acta Ortop Mex 2000; 14 (1)

Language: Español
References: 17
Page: 44-47
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This is an epidemiologic series of 38 patients who had spine injury by gunshot. There were 35 male (92%) and 3 female patients (8%). Average age was 26 years (SD= 7). More commonly working class patients were employees in 24%, followed by factory workers and students in 18% each. According to the day-nigth timing, 16 (42%) occurred between 18:00 and 24:00, and 12 (31.6%) between noon and 18:00 hours. Lumbar was the most frequently affected region for 50%, followed by thoracic in 37% and cervical in 13%. Complete spinal cord injury was present in 15 (40%), anterior spinal cord syndrome in 8 (21%) and no injury was found in 3 (8%).

Key words: wounds and injuries, spine gunshot wounds, epidemiology.


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