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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 94-97

Non-traumatic orthopaedic disorders at ecwa hospital, egbe, kogi state, Nigeria

Department of Surgery, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, P.M.B. 1459, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria

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S B Agaja
Department of Surgery, University of I/orin Teaching
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Aims: The study was aimed at documenting the types of non-traumatic orthopaedic disorders at Egbe, Nigeria. Methods: A retrospective study of 176 non-traumatic orthopaedic disorders were operated at ECWA Hospital, Egbe from September 1990 to December1993. 109 (61 .9%) patients were males and 67 (38.1%) patients were females with male to female ratio of8:5. Results: The commonest non-traumatic orthopaedic disorders were chronic osteom yelitis, ulcers, pyomyositis, tuberculosis and abscess (66.7%) and the rest non-traumatic orthopaedic disorders was 33.3% of all the cases. The commonest congenital disorders were congenital talipes equinovarus (11.4%) Ganglion and elephantiasis take 10.8% of all non-traumatic orthopaedic disorders. Bone tumours (2.8%) and knee deformities (1 .5%) were very uncommon in our series. Conclusions: Reduction of Infective causes of non-traumatic orthopaedic d isord ers will reduce drastically the cost of orthopaedic treatment In Nigeria since treatment of non­-traumatic orthopaedic disorders such as osteoarthritis' of the hip , which are expensive are uncommon in Nigeria.

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