Polytrauma and open fracture of the upper extremity

Greg Osgood, Vishal Sarwahi, Melvin P. Rosenwasser

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Abstract

I. INTRODUCTION Care of patients with traumatic injuries has evolved dramatically within the past decade. The tenets of trauma management, however, remain virtually unchanged. Reevaluation of trauma protocols has yielded standardized methods of treating patients with multiple injuries. The severity of injury and complexity of polytrauma demands a systematic approach to treatment. Applying the principles of orthopedic polytrauma to patients with severe open injuries allows the surgeon to predict outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFractures of the Upper Extremity
PublisherCRC Press
Pages149-176
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9780203913345
ISBN (Print)0824747186, 9780824747183
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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