Introduction: Limited information is available on physiotherapy treatment of lower extremity injuries. Aim: The purpose of this study included analysis of the utilization of outpatient physiotherapy services in case of injuries of the lower extremity. Method: Data derived from the database of the National Health Insurance Fund Administration, Hungary. The number of cases undergoing physiotherapy activities after lower extremity injuries were determined. Results: In 2009 the average number of cases undergoing physiotherapy activities following lower extremity injuries per 10,000 persons were the following: "hip and thigh injuries" 249.75 male cases and 443.7 female cases; "knee and leg injuries" 927.64 male cases and 668.25 female cases, and "ankle and foot injuries" 307.58 male cases and 245.75 female cases. Conclusions: According to this study, the number of physiotherapy activities for patients with injuries of the lower extremity showed significant differences between genders.
|Translated title of the contribution||Utilization of physiotherapy services in case of trauma disorders of the lower extremity in the outpatient care|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1 2013|
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