Publications by authors named "Zahra Haghparast-Ghadim-Limudahi"

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Treatment Outcome of Intramedullary Fixation with a Locked Rigid Nail in Humeral Shaft Fractures.

Arch Bone Jt Surg 2016 Jan;4(1):47-51

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Pursina Hospital, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.

Background: The aim of this study was to determine the treatment outcome of humeral shaft fractures with a locked rigid intramedullary nail in patients indicated for surgical treatment.

Methods: In this descriptive-cross sectional study, all patients were followed up for one, six, and 18 months post operatively. The Short Form Questionnaire (SF-36) and Constant Shoulder Score were applied.

Results: Of 78 included patients (mean age: 35), one patient had a soft tissue infection, one had secondary radial nerve palsy, eight had non-union, one had elbow limited range of motion in extension, and three patients had decreased shoulder range of motion. The Constant Shoulder Score and Short Form Questionnaire Score (SF-36) increased in all patients, although aged women showed lower improvement.

Conclusion: Intramedullary nail fixation in the humeral shaft fracture may be associated with high rates of non-union.
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January 2016

Survey of 2582 cases of acute orthopedic trauma.

Trauma Mon 2014 Nov 10;19(4):e16215. Epub 2014 Sep 10.

Department of Orthopedics, Poursina Hospital, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, IR Iran.

Background: Orthopedic injuries are among the most common causes of mortality, morbidity, hospitalization, and economic burden in societies.

Objectives: In this research, we study the prevalence of different types of trauma requiring orthopedic surgery.

Patients And Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study on 2582 patients with acute orthopedic injuries admitted to the orthopedic emergency ward at the Poursina Hospital (a referral center in Guilan province (northern Iran), during December 2010 through September 2011. Patients were examined and the data collection form was filled for each patient. Data were analyzed by SPSS software version 19 and were listed in tables.

Results: Of 2582 included cases, 1940 were male and 642 were female, with a mean age of 34.5 years. Most injuries were seen in the 25 to 44 year age group from rural areas. The highest frequency of trauma related to falls. On the other hand, bicycling and shooting had the lowest frequencies. There were 18 cases with limb amputation. Overall, 66.5% of patients had fractures, 5% had soft tissue lacerations, and 10% had dislocations.

Conclusions: Identification of risk factors and methods of prevention is one of the most important duties of healthcare systems. Devising plans to minimize these risk factors and familiarizing people with them is prudent.
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