Medium-Term Patient-Reported Quality of Life in Surgically T
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A Study was conducted to gain more insights in the medium-term patient-reported quality of life (QoL), activities of daily living (ADL), and number of complications in trauma patients with an acetabular fracture (AF), a pelvic fracture (PF), and those with a surgically combined pelvic and AF (PAF).

51 trauma patients with PF, AF, or PAF who were surgically treated were involved. Primary outcome measures are patient-reported outcome questionnaire, which includes 2 items, the QoL, as measured with the Short Form-12, and the ADL, as measured with the Lower Extremity Functional Scale. The secondary outcome parameter was the occurrence of complications during a follow-up of at least 2 years.

Results:
--The mean physical component score (PCS) of the QoL and the ADL were significantly higher in patients with AF compared with patients with PF.

--The incidence of the overall postoperative complications did not significantly differ between the PF, AF, and PAF groups.

In conclusion, this study discovered that in surgically treated trauma patients with PF, the PCS of the QoL and the ADL were substantially lower than in patients with AF. The overall complication rate did not vary significantly between the PF, AF, and PAF categories.

Source: https://journals.lww.com/jorthotrauma/Abstract/2021/04000/Medium_Term_Patient_Reported_Quality_of_Life_and.6.aspx
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