Epidemiological pattern of hand injuries and impact of machine-cut hand injuries in a tertiary care hospital in South India

Akriti Gupta, Rajesh Kamath, Anil Bhat, Varalakshmi Chandra Sekaran, Prajwal Salins, Brayal D’souza, Sagarika Kamath

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Hand injuries are the most common injuries. They account for 6.6% to 28.6% of all injuries and also constitute 5-10% of emergency department (ED) visits nationwide in the U. S. There is a lack of awareness of the significance of hand injuries across all sectors: business and industry, government and non-government sectors. Hand injuries impose a significant economic burden as about 11% of workers who sustain hand injuries never return to their jobs. Additionally, the social,economic and physical impact of disabilities (permanent or temporary) on the loss of productive working hours is a huge burden on the community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-105
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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