Six Months’ Analysis of Head Injury due to Motor Bike Accidents in Punjab Institute of Neurosciences (PINS), Lahore

  • SIKANDAR ALI Department of Neurosurgery Unit 1, Punjab Institute of Neurosciences PGMI/LGH, Lahore
  • MUHAMMAD MOHSIN Department of Neurosurgery Unit 1, Punjab Institute of Neurosciences PGMI/LGH, Lahore
  • IMRAN BAJWA Department of Neurosurgery Unit 1, Punjab Institute of Neurosciences PGMI/LGH, Lahore
Keywords: Head injury, Motorbike accidents

Abstract

Objectives: To analyze the head injury with special emphasis on motor bike accidents, different age groups affected and its impact on society. The study was conducted at the Neurosurgical unit 1 PINS, Lahore, for six month duration.
Material and Methods: This is a prospective study. In this study 1600 cases of head injury due to motor bike accidents who presented in thecausality department of Neurosurgical Unit 1 were studied.
Results: A total of 1600 cases were included caused by motor bike accidents from May 2018 to October 2018. Most common age group was 12 to 45 years 1056 (66%) of cases, above 45 years 448 (28%) cases, children 0-11 years 96 (6%) cases. In gender distribution 1280 (80%) males and 320 (20%) females. There were only 256 (16%) wearing helmets and 1344 (84%) without helmets. Severity of injury sustained in all cases was: GCS = 13-15 in 1088 (68%) cases; GCS = 9-12 in 368 (23%) cases and GCS = 3-8 in 144 (9%) cases.
Conclusion: Head injury due to motor bike accidents is involving the most productive age and increasing the burden on family and health care system. Strict implementation of traffic rules and use of helmets can reduce the incidence.

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Published
2019-03-22
Section
Original Article