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Table 5 Type of surgical procedures performed (N= 136)

From: Animal-related injuries in a resource-limited setting: experiences from a Tertiary health institution in northwestern Tanzania

Type of surgical procedures Frequency Percentage
Wound debridement 124 91.2
Treatment of fractures 89 65.4
Exploratory laparotomy 46 33.8
Craniotomy ± burr holes/Elevation of depressed skull fractures 30 22.1
Limb amputation 28 20.6
Skin grafting/flaps 25 18.4
Pleural cavity drainage 12 8.8
Other surgical procedures 8 5.9