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Author Eone, Daniel Handy ♦ Lamah, Léopold ♦ Bayiha, Jean Emile ♦ Ondoa, Danielle Larissa Essomba ♦ Nonga, Bernadette Ngo ♦ Ibrahima, Farikou ♦ Bahebeck, Jean
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher African Field Epidemiology Network
File Format HTM / HTML
Language French
Difficulty Level Medium
Alternative Title Assessment of concomitant floating knees injuries severity
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Abstract Floating knee is caused by high-energy trauma, whose genesis is suggestive of extensive locoregional and general damages. Referring to multiple trauma. The aim of our study was to collect data on all concomitant floating knee injuries in our practice environment and to evaluate their severity. We conducted a descriptive and retrospective study over a period of 14 years and 9 months. Our sample consisted of 75 floating knees, the average age was 35 years. Sixty six patients had an ISS≥16 (classified as polytrauma). Head traumas, chest and abdominal injuries associated with floating knee injuries require adequate resuscitation.
Description Country affiliation: Cameroon
Author Affiliation: Eone DH ( Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie de l'Appareil Moteur (S.C.O.T.A.M) Hôpital Central de Yaoundé, Cameroun.); Lamah L ( Service d'Orthopédie - Traumatologie CHU, Yaoundé, Cameroun.); Bayiha JE ( Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie de l'Appareil Moteur (S.C.O.T.A.M) Hôpital Central de Yaoundé, Cameroun.); Ondoa DL ( Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie de l'Appareil Moteur (S.C.O.T.A.M) Hôpital Central de Yaoundé, Cameroun.); Nonga BN ( Service de Chirurgie CHU Yaoundé, Cameroun.); Ibrahima F ( Centre National des Handicapés Moteurs Yaoundé, Cameroun.); Bahebeck J ( Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie de l'Appareil Moteur (S.C.O.T.A.M) Hôpital Central de Yaoundé, Cameroun.)
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-01-01
Publisher Place Uganda
e-ISSN 19378688
Journal Pan African Medical Journal
Volume Number 25


Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus