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Risk of mortality: the relationship with associated injuries and fracture treatment methods in patients with unilateral or bilateral femoral shaft fractures.

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BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to determine the relative contributions to mortality of a unilateral or a bilateral femoral fracture in patients with or without injuries to other body regions. STUDY DESIGN: An observational cohort study of the prospectively recorded England and Wales Trauma Registry data (Trauma Audit Research Network) from 1989 to 2003. METHODS: Patients were divided into the following groups: UFi (isolated unilateral femur injury), BFi (isolated bilateral femur injury...

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10.1097/ta.0b013e3181e6138a

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Willett, K More by this author
Al-Khateeb, H More by this author
Bouamra, O More by this author
Journal:
The Journal of trauma
Volume:
69
Issue:
2
Pages:
405-410
Publication date:
2010-08-05
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EISSN:
1529-8809
ISSN:
0022-5282
URN:
uuid:aaaa1246-1e0c-42d6-91df-484ddfa61724
Source identifiers:
108837
Local pid:
pubs:108837

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