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Table 4 Distribution of patients according to surgical procedure performed (N = 4222)

From: Citywide trauma experience in Mwanza, Tanzania: a need for urgent intervention

Surgical procedure performed Frequency Percentage
Wound debridement 3967 94.0
Surgical treatment of fractures 1644 38.9
Craniotomy/burr holes 112 2.7
Exploratory laparotomy 103 2.4
Skin grafting/flaps 68 1.6
Limb amputation 63 1.5
Underwater seal drainage (pleural tubes) 38 0.9
Other surgical procedures 25 0.6