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Citation

Chang MW, Liu HT, Huang CY, Chien PC, Hsieh HY, Hsieh CH. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018; 15(6): e15061082.

Affiliation

Department of Plastic Surgery, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung 833, Taiwan. m93chinghua@gmail.com.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2018, MDPI: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)

DOI

10.3390/ijerph15061082

PMID

29861486

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This study aimed to determine the incidence of femoral fracture location in trauma patients with different weight classes in fall and motorcycle accidents.

METHODS: A total of 2647 hospitalized adult patients with 2760 femoral fractures from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2014 were included in this study. Femoral fracture sites were categorized based on their location: proximal femur (type A, trochanteric; type B, neck; and type C, head), femoral shaft, and distal femur. The patients were further classified as obese (body mass index [BMI] of ≥30 kg/m²), overweight (BMI of.


Language: en

Keywords

fall; femoral fracture; motorcycle; obese; overweight; trauma; underweight

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