Department Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University College of Sustainability and Tourism Position Professor
|Type||Research paper (Academic/Professional Journal)|
|Peer Review||Peer reviewed|
|Title||Femoral Shaft Fracture in Adult Victims in Semey, Kazakhstan from 2009–2011: An Epidemiological Retrospective Study|
|Journal||Life science journal|
|Volume, Issue, Page||11(3),pp.191-195|
|Author and coauthor||Аyan Myssayev, Serik Meirmanov, Мarat Zhanaspayev, Daryn Bakhtybayev, Ernar Toktarov, Sergey Surkov, Yasuo Uchida, Tolebay Rakhypbekov|
Background. To determine epidemiology and characteristics of adult`s femoral shaft fracture (FSF) in Semey city, Kazakhstan over a 3-years period (2009-2011); and to compare these findings with other countries data.
Methods. Data from Department of Traumatology of Semey Emergency Hospital were used in this study and all of 101 FSF of 95 patients for the 3-years period were included. Result. Over the 3-years period, the portion of FSF was 26.5% of all femoral fractures with average annual incidence rate of 9.7 per 100,000 person-years. Majority of patients were males: 65.3% (n=62). The total average age of patients was 43.7 years old, and male average age was much more younger than female: 38.2 and 54.7 respectively. In the 15-49 years old group, the incident rate ration male/female was 3.69 (95% CI: 2.09; 6.55). The majority of FSF was closed (83.2%) and comminuted (51.5%). In 38.6% of fracture were in the middle thirds; 35.6% - proximal, and 25.7% - distal. The main causes of FSF were road traffic injuries (45.3%) and household injuries (38.9%). The quantity of FSF was higher in the summer season (34.8% of total patients). Conclusion. Male predominance, lower average age and lower proportion of middle thirds fracture, majority of type B fractures, and high portion of FSF after RTI - are specific for FSF patients in Semey, Kazakhstan. This study would be useful in health-care planning and management for patients with FSF in Semey, Kazakhstan.