Hand injuries treated at a hand emergency center during the COVID-19 lockdown

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The recent coronavirus outbreak has tested the adaptability, cooperation and organizational capabilities of our healthcare systems. Restrictions were implemented in several countries to reduce virus transmission whilst emergency departments (ED) were overwhelmed and there was shortage of healthcare providers. Given this situation and the consequences of hand injuries, we studied the epidemiology of hand injuries in an accredited FESSH emergency center during the lockdown in France (March 17 to May 10, 2020) due to the coronavirus outbreak. During this period, 1947 patients consulted for a hand injury. We found high percentages of men (63%), open wounds (70%), domestic accidents (88%) and surgical treatment being required (76%). There was a significant decrease in admissions and consultations relative to the same period in 2019. This reference data can help healthcare systems prepare for future outbreaks and similar restrictions.

Media Type:

Electronic Article

Year of Publication:

2020

Contained In:

Hand surgery & rehabilitation - Vol. 39, No. 5 (2020), p. 459-461

Language:

English

Contributors:

Régas, I
Bellemère, P
Lamon, B
Bouju, Y
Lecoq, F-A
Chaves, C

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Keywords:

*Quarantine
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Child
Child, Preschool
Coronavirus Infections
Covid-19
Cross-Sectional Studies
Emergency
Emergency Service, Hospital
Emergency Treatment
Epidémiologie
Epidemiology
Female
Hand Injuries
Hand trauma
Humans
Infant
Journal Article
Male
Middle Aged
Pandemics
Plaies
Pneumonia, Viral
Retrospective Studies
SOS-mains
Spain
Urgences
Wounds
Young Adult

Notes:

Date Completed 07.10.2020

Date Revised 05.11.2020

published: Print-Electronic

Citation Status MEDLINE

Copyright: From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Physical Description:

Online-Ressource

doi:

10.1016/j.hansur.2020.07.001

PMID:

32777488

PPN (Catalogue-ID):

NLM314455809