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Vol 24, No 3 (1990) Pages :159-162

A regional approach to the problem of “Bone Setters” An inquiry study in Sivas

Levent Kostem, Yusuf Ziya Onal

Abstract
In spite of the increase in the n umber of paedists in our country, most of the patients are still taking their problems to some people who are known as uncertificated experts “bone setters” People of Sivas region have a great tendency to go to these bone setters Seing some important complications as a consequence of this event has been the driving force behind this study. An Inquiry, consisting of 21 main questions and 92 subquestions, has been performed on 100 patientswho had applied first to bone setter and later to the Educational Hospital of Medical Faculty of Cumhuriyet University, In 1985 and 1986. Whole the assessment was made at Computer Exploring and Practicing Center of İzmir University.\nThe majority of the cases belonged to the third decade. Approximately 45% of cases had no social securityat all. Considering their professions farmers formed the largest group in the classification. 2/3 of the cases have paid a visit to a bone setter because they or people close to them wanted to do so and nearly 10% did so because there was no doctor around. Almost 80% of the patients have known that there was a branch of medicine dealing with fractures and dislocations. \nWhen the therapies before and after going to a bone setter are compared to earch other it is recognized that cure rate with a cast is decreased and with a surgical procedure it is increased. Going through the literature has revealed that this was the first study of its kind in our country.
Özet
Ülkemizde Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji uzmanı sayısının artmasına karşın, halkımızın sınıkçıya gitme alışkanlığı devam etmektedir. 1985-1986 yılları arasında, Sivas yöresinde sınıkçıya gidip daha sonra, Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Uygulama Hastanesine başvuran 100 hastaya anket çalışması yapılmıştır. 21 ana soru ve 92 alt soru ile anket yapılmış, değerlendirme Ege Üniversitesi Bilgisayar Araştırma ve uygulama Merkezinde tamamlanmıştır. Ülkemizde bu türde ilk çalışma olduğu literatür değerlendirmesi sonucu görülmüştür.