Damage Control Management in the Polytrauma Patient

  • Hans-Christoph Pape
  • Andrew Peitzman
  • C. William Schwab
  • Peter V. Giannoudis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Epidemiology and Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Claudia E. Goettler, Michael F. Rotondo, Peter V. Giannoudis
      Pages 3-12
    3. Fiona E. Lecky, Omar Bouamra, Maralyn Woodford, Roxana Alexandrescu, Sarah Jane O’Brien
      Pages 13-24
    4. Rao R. Ivatury, Ajai K. Malhotra, Michel B. Aboutanos, Therèse M. Duane, Julie A. Mayglothling
      Pages 45-52
    5. Otmar Trentz, Philipp M. Lenzlinger
      Pages 53-68
    6. Brad A. Prather, Craig S. Roberts
      Pages 69-82
    7. Hans-Christoph Pape, Christopher C. Tzioupis, Peter V. Giannoudis
      Pages 83-98
  3. Phases of Damage Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 100-100
    2. Gary Lombardo, John P. Pryor
      Pages 123-172
    3. Benjamin Braslow, C. William Schwab
      Pages 211-238
    4. Thomas M. Scalea, Patrick C. Malloy
      Pages 265-276
  4. Special Aspects of Damage Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 278-278
    2. James M. Schuster
      Pages 279-290
    3. Clinton James Devin, Gbolahan O. Okubadejo, Joon Y. Lee
      Pages 291-298

About this book


Damage control surgery was developed as a management technique for severely injured patients whose immune systems are too weak to mount an adequate response to multiple extended procedures. The common goal of treating life-threatening conditions first, then treating major pelvic and extremity fractures requires cooperation between all major subspecialties involved in the care of polytrauma patients. The editors of this book have focused on approaching damage control surgery logically and systematically by dividing treatment into phases. Other vital topics discussed include patient selection, management of vascular injuries, and the timing of secondary definitive procedures. Damage Control Management in the Polytrauma Patient is an unparalleled resource for any clinician who must weigh life-saving operations against limb-threatening conditions.


Multiple Multitrauma Polytrauma Surgery abdominal wall complication complications emergency fracture general surgery orthopaedics orthopedics radiology trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans-Christoph Pape
    • 1
  • Andrew Peitzman
    • 1
  • C. William Schwab
    • 2
  • Peter V. Giannoudis
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania Medical CenterUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Leeds General Infirmary University Hospital Trauma and Orthopedic SurgeryUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-89508-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-89507-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-89508-6
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