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Table 2 Etiology of trauma_ upper limb nerve injury

From: Nerve injury in severe trauma with upper extremity involvement: evaluation of 49,382 patients from the TraumaRegister DGU® between 2002 and 2015

  control group PNI group
car (%) 25,4 (CI 25,0 - 25,9) 26,9 (CI 24,3 - 29,7)
motorbike (%) 21,0 (CI 20,5 - 21,4) 32,5 (CI 29,6–35,5)
bicycle (%) 9,5 (CI 9,2 - 9,8) 4,1 (CI 3,1 - 5,2)
pedestrian (%) 7,0 (CI 6,8 - 7,3) 5,4 (CI 4,3 - 6,7)
fall > 3 m (%) 19,6 (CI 19,2 - 20,0) 13,5 (CI 11,7 - 15,5)
fall < 3 m (%) 12,6 (CI 12,3 - 12,9) 5,4 (CI 4,2 - 6,7)
other (%) 4,9 (CI 4,7 - 5,2) 12,3 (CI 10,6–14,3)
blunt (%) 96,9 (CI 96,0 - 97,8) 85,3 (CI 80,8 - 90,0)
penetrating (%) 3,1 (CI 2,9 - 3,3) 14,7 (CI 12,9 - 16,7)
  1. Comparison of PNI and control group with regard to different causes and mechanisms of trauma. CI Confidence Interval of 95%