Table 1

Patient demographic and injury characteristics

Medium-term follow-upLongitudinal MDT rehabilitation (≥2 admissions)
All patientsReceived ≥1 MDT rehabilitation admission post-PDAFO provisionDid not receive MDT rehabilitation post-PDAFO provision
n2314916
Age (years)33±7 (23–53)31±7 (23–48)35±8 (29–53)31±5 (23–43)
Gender (% male)100100100100
Body height (cm)181±6 (167–192)180±6 (167–192)182±6 (168–190)180±6 (167–190)
Body mass (kg)90±12
(66–109)
87±11
(66–106)
93±14
(71–109)
87±11
(66–106)
BMI (kg·m2)27±3
(22–32)
27±2
(22–32)
28±3
(23–32)
27±3
(22–34)
BP
 Systolic134±11
(116–160)
133±12
(116–160)
136±10
(118–145)
131±13
(116–160)
 Diastolic77±10
(63–96)
75±10
(63–96)
79±9
(67–95)
76±11
(63–96)
Mechanism of injury
 IED (%)9 (39)4 (29)5 (56)7 (44)
 GSW (%)3 (13)2 (14)1 (11)2 (13)
 RTA (%)3 (13)3 (21)2 (13)
 Fall (%)3 (13)2 (14)1 (11)1 (6)
 Sport (%)2 (9)1 (7)1 (11)1 (6)
 Non-specific MSK disorder (%)3 (13)2 (14)1 (11)3 (19)
Injury type*
 Fracture (%)17 (74)10 (71)7 (78)10 (63)
 Nerve damage (%)8 (35)6 (43)2 (22)6 (38)
 Degenerative joint (%)2 (9)1 (7)1 (11)1 (6)
Bone segment injured†
 Tibia/fibula (%)5 (29)4 (40)1 (14)6 (60)
 Malleolus (%)4 (24)2 (20)2 (29)1 (10)
 Hind foot (%)10 (59)6 (60)4 (57)7 (70)
 Mid-foot (%)5 (29)1 (10)4 (57)2 (20)
Additional complications/diagnosis
 Compartment syndrome (%)2 (9)1 (7)1 (11)1 (6)
  • The values are given as the number of patients, with the percentage in parentheses.

  • *The injury types do not add up to the number of patients because some patients had multiple injuries.

  • †The numbers do not add up to the number of patients with fracture because some patients had injuries to multiple bone segments. The percentages of patients with fractured bone segments are a reflection of the total number of patients who experienced a fracture, not the total number of patients in each injury group.

  • BMI, body mass index; GSW, gunshot wound; IED, improvised explosive device; MDT, multidisciplinary team; MSK, musculoskeletal; PDAFO, passive-dynamic ankle-foot orthosis; RTA, road traffic accident.