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Injury. 2007 Dec;38 Suppl 5:S27-34. Epub 2007 Nov 28.

Prevalence and current concepts of management of farmyard injuries.

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Academic Department of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Farmyard injuries in young adults and the elderly usually result from machinery accidents, whereas children tend to be injured by runovers and motor vehicle collisions. A variety of farmyard injuries secondary to environmental and human factors may cause permanent disability or even death. Common injuries include lacerations, hand injuries, amputations, farm animal bites, fractures and dislocations. Special considerations should be taken into account when treating these injuries, focusing on their noteworthy bacterial load in order to minimise the risk of chronic morbidity.

PMID:
18045599
DOI:
10.1016/j.injury.2007.10.031
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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