problems are of much disturbance to the world and should therefore be given
serious attention. The prevalence of these surgical problems, has made plastic
surgery become a broadly relevant and acceptable way for addressing problems
like injuries, congenital anomalies, surgical infections and malignancies
among others. Aim: This study is to quantify and characterize surgical procedures done in
the plastic surgery theatre located in the new Accident and Emergency (A & E) Building of KATH. Materials and Methods: Data were obtained from the Operation Register/Theatre
Books in the plastic surgery theatre at the A & E Centre on cases operated on from October 1,
2009 to September 30, 2012. Data entry, presentation and analysis were done
using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) 20.0 version. Results: Adults
formed the majority of patients who sought for plastic surgery with a
percentage of 70.3%. The male patients also outnumbered the females recording
(61.5%) out of the total number of patients. Most of the cases recorded were
acquired cases (93.2%). Reconstructive surgery was the commonest operation
performed (30%); in 53.8% cases general anaesthesia was used. Conclusion: Among
all the procedures used reconstructive surgery was the commonest surgery
performed in the unit and general anaesthesia was the most type of anaesthesia
used for the operations.
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