Table of Contents

The Impact of Trauma on Society.
Economic Aspects of Trauma Care.
Evidence-Based Orthopaedic Trauma Care.
Local Inflammatory Changes Induced by Fractures and Soft Tissue Injuries.
Pathophysiology of Polytrauma.
Head Injuries: Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Strategies.
Nerve Injuries in Traumatic Head Injury: When To Explore/Suture/Transplant?.
Chest Trauma: Classification and Influence on the General Management.
Abdominal Injuries: Indications for Surgery.
Management of Pelvic Ring Injuries.
Urological Injuries in Polytrauma.
Fracture Management.
Mangled Extremity: Management in Isolated Extremity Injuries and in Polytrauma.
Management of Spine Fractures.
The Management of the Multiply Injured Elderly Patient.
Polytrauma in Young Children.
Fracture Management in the Pregnant Patient.
Open Fractures: Initial Management.
Vascular Injuries: Indications for Stents, Timing for Vascular and Orthopaedic Injuries.
Management of Articular Fractures.
Techniques of Soft Tissue Coverage in Open Fractures.
Outcome and Management of Primary Amputations, Subtotal Amputation Injuries, and Severe Open Fractures with Nerve Injuries.
High-Energy Injuries Caused by Penetrating Trauma.
Management of Traumatic Bone Defects.
Acute Soft Tissue and Bone Infections.
Chronic Osteomyelitis.
Reconstructive Strategies for Skeletal Complications in the Polytrauma Patient.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Psychological Sequelae After Severe Trauma.
Late Outcome After Severe Fractures.