Epidemiology of foot and ankle fractures in the United States: An analysis of the national trauma data bank (2007 to 2011)

Naohiro Shibuya, Matthew L. Davis, Daniel C. Jupiter

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    Abstract

    Understanding the epidemiology of foot and ankle trauma could be useful in health services research and for policy makers. It can also define practice patterns. Using the National Trauma Data Bank data set from 2007 to 2011, we analyzed the frequency and proportion of each fracture in the foot and ankle in major trauma hospitals in the United States. A total of 280,933 foot and/or ankle fractures or dislocations were identified. Although oversampling of more severe trauma in younger patients might have occurred owing to the nature of the data set, we found that the most common fractures in the foot and ankle were ankle fractures. Midfoot fractures were the least common among all the foot and ankle fractures when categorized by anatomic location. Approximately 20% of all foot and ankle fractures were open.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)606-608
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
    Volume53
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 2014

    Keywords

    • Open fracture
    • Prevalence
    • Proportion
    • Registry
    • Trauma

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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