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Pediatric pelvic injury: functional outcome at 6-month follow-up. J Pediatr Surg 2005 Jan;40(1):107-12; discussion 112-3



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2-s2.0-12444344961   14 Citations


BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Data on functional outcomes after pediatric pelvic fractures are limited to those obtained at hospital discharge. This study assesses functional status at both hospital discharge and at 6 months after injury.

METHODS: A national multicenter prospective study began in February 2002 and is ongoing. Patients completed WeeFIM functional assessments at hospital discharge and at 6-month follow-up as part of this study. This report summarizes preliminary functional assessment results from 20 patients.

RESULTS: Patient data were accrued into 3 domains (self-care, mobility, and cognition), which constitute a total raw rating. Significant improvement at 6 months after injury was evident in self-care, mobility, and total raw ratings. This significance remained when total raw ratings were converted to age-adjusted functional quotients.

CONCLUSIONS: This preliminary assessment shows that after pelvic fractures, children improve their functional status at 6 months, returning to near-normal status.

Author List

Signorino PR, Densmore J, Werner M, Winthrop A, Stylianos S, Guice KS, Oldham KT


John C. Densmore MD Associate Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Keith T. Oldham MD Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Accidental Falls
Accidents, Traffic
Activities of Daily Living
Child, Preschool
Cognition Disorders
Disability Evaluation
Follow-Up Studies
Fractures, Bone
Mobility Limitation
Patient Discharge
Pelvic Bones
Prospective Studies
Quality of Life
Recovery of Function
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