Fodder cutter (Tokka) injuries; a preventable morbidity

Authors

  • Danish Ali
  • Muhammad Adeel kaiser Department of Surgery Unit 1, Lahore General Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Imran khokhar Department of Surgery Unit 1, Lahore General Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Anwer Zeb Department of Surgery Unit 1, Lahore General Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Hassan Zaheer Department of Surgery Unit 1, Lahore General Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Farooq Afzal Department of Surgery Unit 1, Lahore General Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.703

Abstract

Abstract

Pakistan is an agricultural country where fodder cutter (Tokka) is a commonly used machine on the farms. While using it, farmers often meet with accidents causing injuries which are disastrous, and mainly involve the young generation often causing lifelong disability.

This is a hospital-based case series, conducted from June 2018 to January 2019 in the Department of Surgery, Lahore General Hospital, Lahore. For this study the patient’s demographic data, site of injury, procedure performed and post-operative outcome were recorded.

The study includes a total of 30 cases of tokka injury, (23 males and 07 females) with median age of 25 years. Most commonly injured part of the body was the upper limb, in 26 patients, while the lower limb was involved in 2 patients. There were 18 amputations, Continuous...

Published

2020-12-18

Issue

Section

Case Series