Clinical application of upper limb fracture fixator in emergency treatment of upper limb fracture
Objective: To compare and analyze the curative effect of fracture upper limb fixator and traditional splint in emergency treatment of upper limb fracture.
Methods: This is a prospective study. A total of 80 patients with upper limb fractures admitted to the Emergency Department of Sichuan Province Orthopedic Hospital from December 2021 to August 2022 were prospectively selected as subjects. They were divided into two groups according to the random number table method: Patients in the control group were treated with traditional splint, while those in the observation group were treated with medical adjustable upper limb fixator. The clinical efficacy, treatment time, pain, fitness, probability of secondary injury and complications were compared between the two groups.
Results: After treatment, the excellent and good rate in the observation group (75.00%) was higher than that in the control group(52.50%). There was no statistically significant difference in the treatment time between the two groups. There was no significant difference in the probability of secondary injury between the two group. Statistically significant difference was observed in the comparison of pain conditions between the two groups. The total fitness rate of the observation group (97.50%) was higher than that of the control group (75.00%). The total incidence of complications in the observation group (2.50%) was lower than that in the control group (20.00%), with a statistically significant difference.
Conclusion: Fracture upper limb fixator shows various benefits in first aid of upper limb fractures, such as improving the clinical efficacy of patients with upper limb fractures, ameliorating pain, improving fitness effect, and reducing the probability of complications.
How to cite this: Xiong L, Le J, Zhao C, Yuan R, Yang M, Shen H. Clinical application of upper limb fracture fixator in emergency treatment of upper limb fracture. Pak J Med Sci. 2023;39(6):1818-1823. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.39.6.7097
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