Chapter 15 – Abdominal and Flank Trauma

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Abstract Abdominal trauma is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, with abdominal injuries occurring in approximately 1% of all trauma patients.1 However, abdominal trauma accounts…

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Chapter 14 – Cardiac Trauma

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Abstract Cardiac trauma is a critical injury, with penetrating cardiothoracic injury accounting for up to a third of traumatic deaths.1–4 These injuries often involve the heart or great vessels and…

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Chapter 20 – Lower Extremity Trauma

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Abstract Usually results from high-energy mechanisms (i.e. high speed MVC), but low-energy mechanisms (falls) are possible in elderly patients as well.1 Chapter 20 Lower Extremity Trauma Ryan LaFollette and Jeffery…

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Chapter 13 – Pulmonary Trauma

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Abstract Chest trauma is present in almost two thirds of all trauma patients, varying in severity from a simple rib fracture to penetrating injury to the heart.1 Blunt chest trauma…

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Chapter 12 – Neck Trauma

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Abstract Injury to the neck can have significant consequences. Given the number of vital structures confined to a relatively small space, it is not surprising that trauma to the neck…

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Chapter 18 – Pelvic Trauma

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Abstract Pelvic fractures are serious injuries, accounting for 20% of deaths due to trauma.1 Most high energy pelvic fractures are due to motor vehicle accidents, including motorcycles, and falls from…

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