Year 2020, Volume 6 , Issue 6, Pages 661 - 664 2020-11-04

Is hospitalization necessary in isolated traumatic sternal fractures?

Atif YOLGÖSTEREN [1] , Ahmet YÜKSEL [2] , İ̇ris İ̇rem KAN [3] , Vahide Aslıhan DURAK [4]


Objectives: Clinical characteristics, follow-up and treatment outcomes of patients with isolated traumatic sternal fracture were presented and our clinical experiences on these patients were shared.

Methods: Between January 2010 and December 2017, a total of 87 patients with isolated traumatic sternal fracture who were admitted to the emergency department and were hospitalized, were included in this observational cohort study. Medical data of these patients were collected from hospital records and then were retrospectively reviewed.

Results: There were 65 (74.7%) male and 22 (25.3%) female patients. Mean age was 42.4 ± 13.7 years (range: 17-83). The most common etiological reason was traffic accident in vehicle. Sternal fractures were localized at corpus in 64 (73.6%) patients and at manubrium in 23 (26.4%) patients. The most common concomitant pathology was rib fracture with a ratio of 23% (20 patients). Mean length of hospital stay of patients was 3.1 ± 0.8 days. During the hospitalization period, no evidence of cardiac injury was observed in any patient.

Conclusions: In view of rising healthcare costs and increasing demand for acute hospital and intensive care beds, it is crucial to determine hospitalization criteria for cases with traumatic sternal fracture. We believe that the hospitalization is not necessary in isolated traumatic sternal fractures where there is no other major injury.

Sternal fracture, trauma, treatment, hospitalization
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Primary Language en
Subjects Emergency Medicine, Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
Journal Section Original Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-4467-3915
Author: Atif YOLGÖSTEREN
Institution: Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Uludağ University School of Medicine, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-0021-6509
Author: Ahmet YÜKSEL (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Abant İzzet Baysal University School of Medicine, Bolu, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-1600-9531
Author: İ̇ris İ̇rem KAN
Institution: Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Uludağ University School of Medicine, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-0836-7862
Author: Vahide Aslıhan DURAK
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, Uludağ University School of Medicine, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Dates

Application Date : April 18, 2020
Acceptance Date : July 4, 2020
Publication Date : November 4, 2020

EndNote %0 The European Research Journal Is hospitalization necessary in isolated traumatic sternal fractures? %A Atif Yolgösteren , Ahmet Yüksel , İ̇ris İ̇rem Kan , Vahide Aslıhan Durak %T Is hospitalization necessary in isolated traumatic sternal fractures? %D 2020 %J The European Research Journal %P -2149-3189 %V 6 %N 6 %R doi: 10.18621/eurj.722667 %U 10.18621/eurj.722667