Immediate Orthopedic Surgery in Multiple Trauma
R. Mosheiff, D. Segal, M. Liebergall
Orthopedic Dept., Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem
The increase in mortality and morbidity from multiple trauma due to road accidents, industrial trauma and combat injuries obligates treatment based on emergency systems and trauma centers. Follow-up of the frequency of different types of injury calls attention to increasing involvement of the orthopedic surgeon in primary treatment. This situation calls for appropriate deployment of immediate surgical treatment which will rapidly enable mobility. We present several methods for immediate orthopedic treatment of multiple-trauma patients.