A Prospective Study On Crush Foot Injuries At Kenyatta National Hospital.
Crush Foot Injury is a common injury seen at Kenyatta National Hospital. Most of these injuries result from road traffic accidents and objects falling on the person’s feet. Most of them result in extensive soft tissue damage with fractures of, the bones, of the foot. A total of thirty two patients with crush foot injuries were studied at Kenyatta National Hospital. Of these the commonest cause was road traffic accidents fifteen cases followed by object falling on the patient’s foot twelve cases. The commonest type of fracture was fracture metatarsals nineteen, followed by fracture phalarges six and the other type of fractures seven cases. Sixteen of the patients were admitted. The rest were treated as outpatients. Seven patients were not followed in the clinic for foot print and gait analysis this was because two of the patients had symes amputation and five were lost to the study.