Soft Tissue, Trauma and Orthopedic Infections

  • Hilary Humphreys
  • Bob Winter
  • Mical Paul


Trauma, especially that following road traffic accidents and penetrating injuries arising from gun shots often require admission to a critical care unit. The relative numbers depend upon the nature of the critical care facility and its location, e.g. proximity to major road complexes which may facilitate the transfer of multiple trauma patients to a particular centre. The complications arising from such admissions will vary depending upon the age, underlying disease and the extent of the trauma.


Surgical Site Infection Infective Endocarditis Septic Arthritis Soft Tissue Infection Necrotising Fasciitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hilary Humphreys
    • 1
  • Bob Winter
    • 2
  • Mical Paul
    • 3
  1. 1.Beaumont Hospital The Royal College of Surgeons in IrelandDublinIreland
  2. 2.Queen’s Medical Centre University Hospital NottinghamNottinghamUK
  3. 3.Rabin Medical Center Beilinson Hospital Unit of Infectious Diseases Sackler Faculty of Medicine Tel-Aviv UniversityPetach Tikva/Tel-AvivIsrael

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