Surgical treatment of ankle fractures and removal of plates/screws: descriptive study on health care financing in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 2014-2019 / Tratamento cirúrgico de fratura do tornozelo e retirada de placas/parafuso: estudo descritivo sobre o financiamento em Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil, 2014–2019

Pedro Sebastião de Oliveira Lazaroni, Luciana Alves Silveira Monteiro, Alesson Filipi Bernini, Gustavo Damazio Heluy


Objective: to describe hospitalizations and hospital costs for surgical treatment of unimalleolar ankle fractures, by surgical treatment of bimalleolar, trimalleolar ankle fracture, ankle dislocation fracture and by removing the plate and/or screws, in the period from 2014 to 2019, in the city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. Methods: Retrospective descriptive study carried out between 2014 and 2019 with epidemiological data obtained in the database of the Department of Informatics of the Unified Health System, from the registration of the Hospitalization Authorization and the values, total and for hospital services, spent with the treatment. surgical fracture of the unimalleolar ankle; surgical treatment of bimalleolar, trimalleolar ankle fracture, ankle dislocation fracture; and the plate and/or screw removal procedure. Results: Between 2014 and 2019, 13,721 surgical procedures were recorded in the ankle region, with R$ 7,889,737.75 being spent on invasive interventions. Conclusion: from the results of this research, it is suggested the need to reinforce public policies aimed at the implementation of concrete actions to seek better efficiency in the process of selecting materials, reviewing clinical and surgical protocols.


Fraturas do Tornozelo, Fixação Interna de Fraturas, Traumatismos do Tornozelo, Financiamento da Assistência à Saúde, Ortopedia.


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