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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: August 2019

Chapter 19 - Upper Extremity Trauma

Summary

Upper extremity (UE) trauma is a common finding in patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED), found in 31.6% of patients reported to the National Trauma Data Base,1 and occurring with an estimated incidence of 1,130 upper extremity injuries per 100,000 persons per year.2