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Table 6 Types of surgical procedures performed for the victims at Adult Emergency Department of Tikur Anbessa specialized hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January—March 2013

From: Injury characteristics and outcome of road traffic accident among victims at Adult Emergency Department of Tikur Anbessa specialized hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a prospective hospital based study

Types of surgical procedure Frequency (N = 187) Percentage
Treatment of fracture 108 57.7
Wound debridement 27 14.4
Under water seal drainage 15 8.0
Relocation of dislocation 8 4.3
Craniotomy 5 2.7
Exploratory laparatomy 5 2.7
Burr hole 5 2.7
Skin grafting 4 2.1
Tracheostomy 2 1.1
Limb re-amputation 2 1.1
Ventricular shunt 1 0.5
Other surgical procedures 5 2.7