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Equestrian injury presentations to a regional trauma centre in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Abdulkarim, A.
dc.contributor.author Juhdi, A.
dc.contributor.author Coffey, P.
dc.contributor.author Edelson, Lily.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-29T08:49:09Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-29T08:49:09Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6927
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The Irish Equestrian industry provides over 12,500 full time job equivalents contributing in excess of €454 million to the Irish economy annually. For such an important industry there is a paucity of information relating to equestrian injuries. Aims. The aimof this study was to determine the demographics, characteristics, and outcomes of equestrian related injuries presenting to the emergency department of a regional trauma centre in Ireland over the course of one year. Methods. Retrospective analysis of all 30,700 presentations to the emergency department (ED) of theMidland RegionalHospital (MRH) Tullamore in 2013was performed to identify equestrian related presentations. Patient demographics, mechanism of injury, radiology results, management, and follow-up data were collected and analysed using Microsoft Excel software. Results. A total of 149 equestrian related presentations were identified during the study period. There were significantly more females involved in equestrian injuries than males (58% versus 42%). Falling from a horse contributed to significantly more presentations and admissions than any other cause. 36% of presentations were associated with a radiological abnormality. Types of injuries identified included skeletal fractures (27.5%), joint dislocation/subluxation (5%), concussion (12.5%), and splenic laceration/intraperitoneal haemorrhage (1%). Admission or transfer to tertiary care was required for 18% of equestrian injuries.Only 43% of presentationswere discharged back to primary care fromthe emergency department. Conclusion. This study identifies a high incidence of morbidities associated with equestrian presentations. In addition we recognised populations at risk of specific injuries and described high-risk mechanisms of injury. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation
dc.relation.ispartofseries Emergency Medicine International; Article ID 7394390
dc.subject demographics en_US
dc.subject characteristics en_US
dc.subject mechanism of injury en_US
dc.subject radiology results en_US
dc.title Equestrian injury presentations to a regional trauma centre in Ireland en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1155 / 2018 / 7394390
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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