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What Determines the Costs of Repair and Rehabilitation of Flexor Tendon Injuries in Zone II? A Multiple Regression Analysis of Data From Southern Sweden.

Rosberg, HansE LU ; Carlsson, K; Höjgård, Sören LU ; Lindgren, Björn LU ; Lundborg, Göran LU and Dahlin, Lars LU (2003) In Journal of Hand Surgery (British Volume) 28(2). p.106-112
Abstract
The epidemiology and costs of repair and rehabilitation of zone 11 flexor tendon injuries in 135 patients from the southern part of Sweden were analysed. The little finger was most frequently injured (43%), usually with a knife (46%), and 30% of the injuries were work related. Total median costs within the health-care sector for the injuries were SEK 48,500 (1 EURO = 9.23 SEK, 4/1/2002). Costs in other sectors were SEK 93,000. Active mobilization or mobilization with rubber band traction increased costs within the health-care sector (SEK 7400 or SEK 6000, respectively) but improved range of movement (5-7%). Immobilization had a higher complication rate (rupture or need for secondary procedures), which in itself increased total costs by... (More)
The epidemiology and costs of repair and rehabilitation of zone 11 flexor tendon injuries in 135 patients from the southern part of Sweden were analysed. The little finger was most frequently injured (43%), usually with a knife (46%), and 30% of the injuries were work related. Total median costs within the health-care sector for the injuries were SEK 48,500 (1 EURO = 9.23 SEK, 4/1/2002). Costs in other sectors were SEK 93,000. Active mobilization or mobilization with rubber band traction increased costs within the health-care sector (SEK 7400 or SEK 6000, respectively) but improved range of movement (5-7%). Immobilization had a higher complication rate (rupture or need for secondary procedures), which in itself increased total costs by 57%. Non-linear effects were found between age and costs within the health-care sector and the outcome. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The epidemiology and costs of repair and rehabilitation of zone 11 flexor tendon injuries in 135 patients from the southern part of Sweden were analysed. The little finger was most frequently injured (43%), usually with a knife (46%), and 30% of the injuries were work related. Total median costs within the health-care sector for the injuries were SEK 48,500 (1 EURO = 9.23 SEK, 4/1/2002). Costs in other sectors were SEK 93,000. Active mobilization or mobilization with rubber band traction increased costs within the health-care sector (SEK 7400 or SEK 6000, respectively) but improved range of movement (5-7%). Immobilization had a higher complication rate (rupture or need for secondary procedures), which in itself increased total costs by 57%. Non-linear effects were found between age and costs within the health-care sector and the outcome.},
  author       = {Rosberg, HansE and Carlsson, K and Höjgård, Sören and Lindgren, Björn and Lundborg, Göran and Dahlin, Lars},
  issn         = {0266-7681},
  language     = {eng},
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  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
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  title        = {What Determines the Costs of Repair and Rehabilitation of Flexor Tendon Injuries in Zone II? A Multiple Regression Analysis of Data From Southern Sweden.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/},
  volume       = {28},
  year         = {2003},
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