Damage Control Management in the Polytrauma Patient

  • Hans-Christoph Pape
  • Andrew B. Peitzman
  • Michael F. Rotondo
  • Peter V. Giannoudis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert J. Winchell
      Pages 3-17
    3. Claudia E. Goettler, Peter V. Giannoudis, Michael F. Rotondo
      Pages 19-25
    4. Fiona Lecky, Omar Bouamra, Maralyn Woodford
      Pages 27-32
    5. Todd W. Costantini, Raul Coimbra
      Pages 33-39
    6. Mitchell Dyer, Matthew D. Neal
      Pages 41-53
  3. General Treatment Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Eric J. Voiglio, Bertrand Prunet, Nicolas Prat, Jean-Stéphane David
      Pages 57-70
    3. James M. Schuster, Philip F. Stahel
      Pages 71-78
    4. Frank Hildebrand, Hagen Andruszkow, Hans-Christoph Pape
      Pages 79-95
    5. Rao R. Ivatury
      Pages 97-105
    6. Molly Deane, Jose J. Diaz Jr
      Pages 111-116
    7. Megan L. Brenner, Thomas M. Scalea
      Pages 117-130
  4. Phases of Damage Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Eileen M. Bulger
      Pages 133-141
    3. Brian P. Smith, Patrick M. Reilly
      Pages 143-157
    4. Roman Pfeifer, Kai Sprengel, Hans-Christoph Pape
      Pages 159-167
    5. Constance W. Lee, Phillip A. Efron, Frederick A. Moore
      Pages 169-177

About this book


This book is an unparalleled source of cutting-edge information on every aspect of rescue, trauma management, and fracture care in the polytrauma/multiple injured patient. Damage control surgery is approached logically and systematically by dividing treatment into phases. The common goal of treating life-threatening conditions first, then treating major pelvic and extremity fractures, requires cooperation among all major disciplines and subspecialties involved in the care of polytrauma patients, and the book is accordingly multidisciplinary in nature. It is edited by pioneers in the field and the authors are all acclaimed experts. This second, revised and updated edition of Damage Control Management in the Polytrauma Patient will be invaluable for all clinicians who must weigh life-saving operations against limb-threatening conditions, including emergency personnel, trauma surgeons, orthopaedic traumatologists, and anesthesiologists.


Bleeding Extremity injuries Injured patient Fractures Polytrauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans-Christoph Pape
    • 1
  • Andrew B. Peitzman
    • 2
  • Michael F. Rotondo
    • 3
  • Peter V. Giannoudis
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of TraumaZurich UniversityZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Division of General SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh, School of MedicinePittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Department of Surgery, Division of Acute Care SurgeryUniversity of Rochester, Medical CenterRochesterUSA
  4. 4.Department of Academic Trauma & OrthopaedicsUniversity of LeedsLeedsUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-52429-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-52427-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-52429-0
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