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Trauma 

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Trauma
Author(s):

Michael J Darby

, Dominic A Barron

, and Rachel E Hyland

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199216369.003.0020
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date: 24 May 2020

Head trauma 312

Facial trauma 314

Spinal trauma 316

Thoracic trauma 318

Abdominal trauma 320

Pelvic fractures 322

Shoulder trauma 324

Elbow trauma 326

Hand and wrist trauma 328

Proximal femoral fractures 332

Knee injuries 334

Ankle trauma 336

Calcaneal fractures 338

It is now well recognized that the prompt recognition of intracranial injuries and their treatment has a significant impact upon these patients’ morbidity and mortality. This has led to the development of the NICE head injury guidelines....

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