Epidemiological study of ankle fractures
Keywords:Ankle fractures/epidemiology, Ankle injuries/epidemiology, Fractures, bone/epidemiology, Surveys and questionnaires
Objective: To evaluate the epidemiological characteristics of patients with fractures in the ankle region. Methods: This prospective, observational, descriptive, and epidemiological study included ankle fractures treated at our service from March 1, 2017 to March 1, 2018. Data were obtained from 150 patients through a detailed questionnaire. Results: The sample, which included 61.33% men, aged mainly between 20 to 30 years; 46.68% were of mixed race, and 41.33% had only completed elementary school. A total of 33.66% of the ankle fractures occurred in the afternoon. According to the Weber classification system, 46.66% were type B fractures.
Conclusion: Ankle fractures were more common in men of working age, and were mostly closed fractures in the right lower limb. Level of Evidence IV; Prognostic Studies; Case Series.