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The Transforming Face of Fracture Epidemiology: Our Concern

1 Department of Orthopaedics, Bone and Joints Hospital, Srinagar, India
*Corresponding author: Hayat Ahmad Khan, Department of Orthopaedics, Bone and Joints Hospital, Srinagar, India. Tel: +91-9906672626, Fax: +91-1942423389, E-mail:
Archives of Trauma Research. 4(1): e24732 , DOI: 10.5812/atr.24732
Article Type: Letter; Received: Oct 20, 2014; Accepted: Oct 29, 2014; epub: Mar 18, 2015; collection: Mar 2015

Keywords: Face; Epidemiology; Bone

Dear Editor,

We read with interest the Editorial published recently, entitled “The transforming face of fracture epidemiology” (1). The author has rightly pointed out the facts regarding the nonfatal patterns of skeletal fractures, which include the fractures induced by the restraint system like air bags and frontal motor vehicle collisions (2, 3). The various modification in designing of such light motor vehicles is needed to save people from catastrophic events. An input from the trauma centers to these manufacturers can help them in properly designing these motor vehicles. A general campaign among the masses can send a good message to the concerned people. Regarding the second part, children and women are more active than before and are now participating in high-energy recreational and athletic activities. This might be partly influenced by the social factors as well. Children usually indulge in indoor games and are often unattended during play hours (4). Osteoporosis is one of the global burdens in the state economy (5, 6). Proper screening by bone mineral density scan and proper management thereafter can decrease the fracture rate. A coordinated approach is needed to plan a proper strategy for the wellbeing of nation. Having an orthopedic trauma registry can show the actual burden of trauma. Then a plan can be made to prevent or decrease these events.


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