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Viva 49 

Viva 49
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Viva 49
Author(s):

Nev Davies

, Will Jackson

, Andrew Price

, Jonathan Rees

, and Chris Lavy

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199647095.003.0049
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date: 08 April 2020

Viva 49 shows a 32-year-old pedestrian who was hit by a car. What can be seen in these two radiographs, and what is understood by the term damage control orthopaedics (DCO)? What decides which patients require DCO and what is the alternative? What is the Injury Severity Score (ISS)? What is the expectation about operating definitively on a DCO patient?

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