Table 4

Influence of injury type and severity on recall

Injury type in medical recordRecalled injuries (%)—matched on location and yearRecalled injuries (%)—matched on location, year and type
Traumatic fractures
(26 injuries)
15 (57.7)
(comparison group)
13 (50.0)
(comparison group)
Stress fractures
(12 injuries)
4 (33.3)
P=0.295
2 (16.7)
P=0.077
Sprain
(50 injuries)
13 (26.0)
P=0.011*
7 (14.0)
P=0.001*
Tendonitis/tenosynovitis/
tendinopathy (35 injuries)
5 (14.3)
P=0.001*
2 (5.7)
P<0.001*
Contusion
(26 injuries)
3 (11.5)
P=0.001*
1 (3.8)
P<0.001*
Strain
(62 injuries)
7 (11.3)
P<0.001*
2 (3.2)
P<0.001*
Pain
(39 injuries)
1 (2.6)
P<0.001*
1 (2.6)
P<0.001*
  • *Fisher’s exact test P values <0.05; recall significantly different from recall of traumatic fractures.