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Major trauma 

Major trauma
Chapter:
Major trauma
Author(s):

Greg McLatchie

and Neil Borley

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199699476.003.0014
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date: 30 May 2020

Management of major trauma 478

Thoracic injuries 480

Abdominal trauma 482

Vascular injuries 484

Head injuries 486

Trauma is the leading cause of death in the first four decades of life, but three people are permanently disabled for every one killed.

Death from injury occurs in one of three time periods (trimodal)....

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