The evaluation of the sensitivity and specificity of wrist examination findings for predicting fractures


Eyler Y., Sever M., Turgut A., Yalcin N., Zafer N., SUNER KARAKÜLAH A., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.36, no.3, pp.425-429, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajem.2017.08.050
  • Journal Name: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.425-429
  • Keywords: Clinical Decision Rules, Emergency, Wrist Fractures, Wrist Trauma, Radiography, CLINICAL DECISION RULES, RADIOGRAPHY, NEED
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of physical examination findings and functional tests in adult acute wrist trauma patients who presented to the emergency department (ED) and to create a reliable and practical clinical decision rule for determining the necessity of radiography in wrist trauma.