ABOUT THIS BOOK
· Clearly structured and to-the-point
· Sets a European standard in the field
· Indispensable for all physicians dealing with trauma patients and in preparing for the European Board exam
All European countries, including those that have recently joined the European Union or are candidates for membership, currently show a clear trend towards an increasing number of accidental injuries. This holds true for a range of injuries, including accidents among the elderly, sports injuries, and trauma due to traffic accidents. The increase in the number of injuries is accompanied by rising expectations among patients, who anticipate good functional results even after serious injuries. Despite these developments, trauma surgery is not yet established as an independent field in all European countries. Against this background, there is a clear need for a book that covers the state of the art in trauma surgery. This volume, which focuses on basics in trauma surgery is intended to help to meet this need. It will also serve to harmonize the practice of trauma surgery within the European Union and to prepare for the UEMS EBSQ trauma surgery.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Abdominal Trauma - Disaster Medicine - Polytrauma Management - Skeletal Trauma- Thoracic Trauma
Related subjects » Anesthesiology - Medicine - Orthopedics - Surgery
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Trauma Care Systems.- Trauma Management.- Trauma Scores.- Response to Major Incidents and Disasters.- Polytrauma.- Anesthesia and Pain Relief in Trauma Patients.- Contemporary Intensive Care Treatment.- Systemic Infections and Sepsis.- Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections.- Soft Tissue Injuries.- Compartment Syndrome.- Plastic Surgery in Trauma.- Burn Injury.- Thromboembolosm.- Muscle Injuries.- Tendon Injuries.- Nonunions.- Osteitis.- Pathological Fractures.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Professor Hans-Joerg Oestern, Head of the Dept. for Trauma and Reconstructive
Surgery, General Hospital Celle. Undergrade studies in Bonn and Vienna. From
1972 - 1979 Residency General Surgery and Trauma Surgery, Hannover Medical School,
in 1980 Habilitation. From 1978-1985 Senior Registrar and Vicedirector of Trauma
Department of Hannover Medical School (Prof. Tscherne). Since 1985 Chief of
Trauma Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery in Celle (Teaching Hospital of Hanover
Professor Otmar Trentz, Head University Hospital for Trauma Surgery, Zurich. Undergrade studies in Cologne and Wuerzburg, postgraduate studies in Wuerzburg and Hanover. in 1980 he became head of the Hospital for Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery of the Krankenhaus Nordstadt in Hanover. In 1983 he was appointed to a professorship of the University Saarland and Director, Dept. Trauma Surgery of the University Hospital Homburg/Saar. Since 1990 Professor Trentz is head of the Dept. Trauma Surgery at the Medical Faculty of the University Zurich.