The importance of epidemiological fracture data: Injury epidemiology for the non-epidemiologist

S. A. Aitken*, J. D. Hutchison, M. M. McQueen, C. M. Court-Brown

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Epidemiological studies enhance clinical practice in a number of ways. However, there are many methodological difficulties that need to be addressed in designing a study aimed at the collection and analysis of data concerning fractures and other injuries. Most can be managed and errors minimised if careful attention is given to the design and implementation of the research. 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)863-867
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - British volume
Volume96 B
Issue number7
Early online date1 Jul 2014
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014



  • Fracture epidemiology
  • Incidence
  • Prevalence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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