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Head, thoracic, and abdominal injury in the orthopaedic patient

K. Boffard

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012004

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Head, thoracic, and abdominal injury in the orthopaedic patient

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The orthopaedic trauma surgeon will be involved in the majority of poly trauma patients.

It is essential that the associated non-orthopaedic injuries are identified and appropriately managed.

It is my contention that failure to care for the surgical patient… is the most powerful disincentive to know the science of surgery. A surgical registrar who has not been exposed to the trauma patient and to intensive care is incompletely trained, unqualified, and unprepared for surgical practice or specialty training.

Donald Trunkey, Address to the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, 1988

Chapter.  6876 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

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