A physical injury that occurs suddenly and to a certain extent is referred to as traumatic. These kinds of injuries typically require immediate medical attention and may be treated in A&E at first, with a referral to a specific specialist later if ongoing care or rehabilitation are required. Major trauma has the potential to be fatal or extremely severe, resulting in disability. In the UK, trauma is the leading cause of death for adults under 40.
A variety of external forces that have an impact on the body can result in trauma. Road traffic accidents, falls, violence, sports injuries, and penetration are some of the most frequent causes of traumatic injury.
When there has been a major trauma, the patient will typically be transported to a trauma center, where multidisciplinary teams made up of anaesthetists, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and emergency physicians work to treat the injuries as soon as possible. Surgery might be performed right away to lessen the chance of disability or death.
- Track 1-1 Traumatic brain injury
- Track 2-2 Physical Trauma
- Track 3-3 Traumatic fracture Dislocations
- Track 4-4 Epiphysial Injuries
- Track 5-5 Traumatic Shock