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Observatoire d'accidentologie en montagne dans le massif du Mont-Blanc‎ : données épidémiologiques 2012-2013 dans le cadre du programme européen transfrontalier Alcotra Résamont 2

Abstract : Context: The Mont-Blanc massif is a convenient location to study accidentology in the mountains. The Prefet of Haute-Savoie launched in 2012 the "Prevention in Mountains" plan, and many European actors are combining forces to make an epidemiological assessment of the situation. Aim: To create a "Registry of Accidents and Emergencies in the Mountains" in a touristic area, in order to assess each year the trend in activities, the consequences on management, and to determine the circumstances leading to admission in order to focus prevention. Methods: Descriptive study of patients admitted to Sallanches and Chamonix Accidents and Emergency in between 1st July 2012 to 30th June 2013 with a problem occurring in the mountains. Results: 4267 patients (61% men) totaled 5647 diagnoses. 15% were admitted. Median age was 34,7 years (2-86y). Ski injuries were the most frequent (60%), then hiking and snowboarding (8%), mountain biking (7%), mountaineering (5%). Diagnoses were: fractures (28%), superficial lesions (25%), sprains (23%), head injury (6%), visceral injury (1%), medical illness (3% of which 44% mountain-related illness). Diagnoses were associated to certain sports: knee sprain for skiing (20%), wrist fracture for snowboarding (13%), ankle sprain for hiking (22%), frostbite for mountaineering (19%). There were 118 frostbite, 8 hypothermia and 11 altitude sickness. Conclusion: this registry compiles exhaustive and reproductible results, permitting the study of Mountain accidents and emergencies.
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Camille Nay. Observatoire d'accidentologie en montagne dans le massif du Mont-Blanc‎ : données épidémiologiques 2012-2013 dans le cadre du programme européen transfrontalier Alcotra Résamont 2. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2013. ⟨dumas-00920973⟩

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