Traumachirurgen report fewer but more serious injuries due to fireworks
The Dutch Association for Traumachirurgie (N / a) this year, more than thirty victims less reported than in the new year of 2015 to 2016. The people who came in with injuries had more severe injuries.
The N / a has this year more than seventy patients with vuurwerkverwondingen reported, among them were 33 children. Although that there are less than 102 of the previous year, the injuries are much more serious.
This year, patients with open fractures, severe burns and amputations. Also had a few patients heavy aangezichtsletsel and a few patients schedelhersenletsel.
At 30 percent of the vuurwerkslachtoffers had the same night or the next day still be operated. At the same percentage there is probably permanent damage, amputations, loss of function of hands or eyes, and permanent scars.
20 percent of the vuurwerkverwondingen are caused by illegal fireworks, with 55 percent of legal fireworks. The other 25 percent is unknown.
More vuurwerkslachtoffers report this year at the eye Hospital