The road to recovery for vulnerable road users hospitalised for orthopaedic injury
Keywords: Post Crash Rehabilitation, Pedestrians, Bicyclists, Motorcyclists
Submission Date: 2019
Vulnerable road users are susceptible to sustaining series injury that can lead to life-long consequences. This study aimed to compare three vulnerable road user groups for health-related quality of life, return to work status and level of function at 6- and 12-months post-injury. The Victorian Orthopaedic Trauma Outcomes Registry comprised 6,186 patients who sustained orthopaedic trauma as a pedestrian, cyclist or motorcycle rider in Victoria from 2009 to 2016. Distinct differences in demographics and recovery outcomes between the groups were found. This research has implications for targeting treatment towards individuals at risk of a poor recovery after orthopaedic transport injury.