The Poly-Traumatized Patient with Fractures

A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

  • Hans-Christoph Pape
  • Roy Sanders
  • Joseph Borrelli, Jr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Tahira Devji, Farrah Naz Hussain, Mohit Bhandari
    Pages 1-7
  3. Tim Mathes, Christoph Mosch, Michaela Eikermann
    Pages 9-14
  4. Martin Mangupli, Richard Buckley
    Pages 15-22
  5. Markus Huber-Lang, Florian Gebhard
    Pages 23-39
  6. Theodoros Tosounidis, Peter V. Giannoudis
    Pages 41-54
  7. Philip F. Stahel, Michael A. Flierl
    Pages 55-64
  8. Norbert Pallua, Stefan Bohr
    Pages 65-86
  9. Mirjam B. de Jong, Marike C. Kokke, Falco Hietbrink, Luke P. H. Leenen
    Pages 87-109
  10. Clay Cothren Burlew, Ernest E. Moore
    Pages 111-126
  11. David J. Hak, Cyril Mauffrey
    Pages 127-142
  12. David Pfister, Axel Heidenreich
    Pages 143-155
  13. Roman Pfeifer, Hans-Christoph Pape
    Pages 157-167
  14. Mark L. Prasarn, Peter Kloen, David L. Helfet
    Pages 169-186
  15. Keith L. Jackson, Michael Van Hal, Joon Y. Lee, James D. Kang
    Pages 187-200
  16. Charles M. Court-Brown, N. Clement
    Pages 201-217
  17. Alain Corcos, Andrew B. Peitzman
    Pages 219-229
  18. Achim Braunbeck, Ingo Marzi
    Pages 231-243
  19. Erich Sorantin, Nima Heidari, Karin Pichler, Annelie-Martina Weinberg
    Pages 245-259
  20. Michael Frink, Steffen Ruchholtz
    Pages 261-275
  21. Tak-Wing Lau, Frankie Leung
    Pages 289-306
  22. Yoram A. Weil, Rami Mosheiff
    Pages 329-342
  23. Richard P. Meinig, Hans-Christoph Pape
    Pages 343-349
  24. Lena M. Napolitano
    Pages 351-370
  25. John K. Sontich
    Pages 371-386
  26. Nicholas Greco, Peter Siska, Ivan S. Tarkin
    Pages 387-397
  27. Bianca Voss, Frank Schneider, Ute Habel
    Pages 399-405
  28. Boris A. Zelle
    Pages 407-418
  29. Roman Pfeifer, Bilal M. Barkatali, Thomas Dienstknecht, Hans-Christoph Pape
    Pages 419-425
  30. Hans-Christoph Pape, Roy Sanders, Joseph Borrelli Jr.
    Pages E1-E1
  31. Back Matter
    Pages 427-437

About this book


This guide provides practical information on the care of patients with blunt injuries that will be invaluable for emergency personnel, trauma surgeons, orthopaedic traumatologists, and anesthesiologists. The management of both truncal injuries (head, chest, abdomen) and fractures of the extremities, the pelvis, and the spine is covered in a condensed fashion, emphasizing key information. Care is taken to highlight associated injuries that may alter the decision making in patients with polytrauma.


The new, revised edition takes full account of three major changes that have occurred in recent years. First, the increasing economic pressure on health care systems is impacting on the care of trauma patients. Second, there have been significant changes in trauma systems and the related education, in that while the United States appears to be approaching the European system, with the addition of a “generalist” education, some European countries are copying the hyperspecialization practiced in North America. Finally, there is a need to address the consequences of improved survival of polytrauma patients by focusing on the physical and psychological long-term sequelae of major injuries. Accordingly, post-traumatic stress disorder is discussed in depth in this new edition.


Blunt injuries Dislocations Fractures Polytrauma Trauma system

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans-Christoph Pape
    • 1
  • Roy Sanders
    • 2
  • Joseph Borrelli, Jr.
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Trauma, Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryAachen Medical CenterAachenGermany
  2. 2.Florida Orthopaedic InstituteTemple TerraceUSA
  3. 3.Orthopedic Medicine SpecialistsArlingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-47211-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-47212-5
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