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J Korean Med Assoc. 2004 Jan;47(1):23-27. Korean. Original Article.
Lee KS .
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Anam Hospital, Korea.

The number of orthopedic patients is increasing according to the increase of traffic and industrial accidents, and there are several approaches to evaluate physical disabilities ensuring after treatment of the injury: The McBride's criteria and the criteria for the evaluation of physical disabilities from industrial injury have been introduced to the medical field. As for the degree of physical disabilities, the McBride's criteria are based on occupations and injured sits, and also amputation, the conditions of joints, and complications of fracture and neural injury. On the other hand, the criteria of physical disability of industrial injuries by the Ministry of Labor in Korea are not satisfactory as compared with the McBride's criteria, and in the future various conditions of joints such as a limited angle of joints should be considered in the criteria of industrial injures.

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