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Analysis of injuries during sacrifice in feast of sacrifice
Mehmet Murat Oktay, Mustafa Bogan
Bagcilar Medical Bulletin 2018;3(4):55-59
Objective: This study included patients who applied to the Emergency Department of Gaziantep University hospital with injuries that occurred during the sacrifice in first day of the Feast of Sacrifice of 2017.

Methods: Forty seven patients applied to our emergency department due to the injuries that occurred during animal slaughter and meat processing on the first day of in total of four-day feast in 2017.

Results: Total of 25.5% of these patients were female (n=12) while 74.5% were male (n=35). The mean age was 37.7±12.5 for males, 40.3±12.6 for females 38.05±12.35 for overall group. None (except for one (2.1%) of the accident victims was animal slaughterer and all of the injuries were in form of self-injury. There was tendon laceration in 10.6% (n=5) of the patients and skin and subcutaneous tissue laceration in 42 patients (89.3%). Cephalic vein laceration was detected in only one patient (2.1%) as arteriovenous injury. In one patient (2.1%) the digital nerve was partially lacerated. Five of the patients (10.6%) were hospitalized and the others were discharged after their treatment in emergency department. No permanent disability or loss of function was observed in one month's follow-up.

Conclusion: The injuries that may be encountered during sacrifice are preventable injuries. Accidental injuries caused by application of the sacrifice will be minimized when it’s performed by professionals.

Keywords: Feast of sacrifice, laceration, extremity laceration, tendon laceration, emergency medicine

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