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Dr. Patrick Sweet III
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Multiple Trauma (Overview)

Multiple trauma means more than two traumatic injuries, which are conditions in which a person has significant damage to any parts of his body. Examples of multiple trauma include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, severed limbs, crushed organs, multiple fractures, big open wounds, etc


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What symptoms can follow multiple trauma from an injury?

What symptoms can follow multiple trauma from an injury?

Highly Variable: Specific symptoms depend entirely upon exactly what was involved in the multiple trauma. Once safely out of the trauma bay in the er- many possible symptoms may develop. Fractures will reveal pain and crepitance in the area of injury. Vascular injuries (closed or open) may evolve into a compartment syndrome and need close observation. Airway/breathing difficulties may evolve over tme as well. ...Read more

Dr. Patrick Sweet III
711 doctors shared insights

Multiple Trauma (Overview)

Multiple trauma means more than two traumatic injuries, which are conditions in which a person has significant damage to any parts of his body. Examples of multiple trauma include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, severed limbs, crushed organs, multiple fractures, big open wounds, etc


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What is the treatment for multiple trauma?

What is the treatment for multiple trauma?

Comprehensive: Multiple traumas need to be treated in a comprehensive manner. You cannot just treat one injury at a time, you need to make sure the whole boy of injuries are managed at the same time. Naturally a physician will want to stabilize the most threatening injury at first, but then all of the injuries must be managed for the best outcome. ...Read more

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Living with Multiple Sclerosis (Checklist)

Prevent falls in the home by removing throw rugs, adding grab bars
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Drink plenty of water
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What symptoms can follow multiple trauma from an injury?

Highly Variable: Specific symptoms depend entirely upon exactly what was involved in the multiple trauma. Once safely out of the trauma bay in the er- many possible symptoms may develop. Fractures will reveal pain and crepitance in the area of injury. Vascular injuries (closed or open) may evolve into a compartment syndrome and need close observation. Airway/breathing difficulties may evolve over tme as well. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for multiple trauma?

Comprehensive: Multiple traumas need to be treated in a comprehensive manner. You cannot just treat one injury at a time, you need to make sure the whole boy of injuries are managed at the same time. Naturally a physician will want to stabilize the most threatening injury at first, but then all of the injuries must be managed for the best outcome. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
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Does multiple head traumas cause brain ischemia?

Does multiple head traumas cause brain ischemia?

Post-traumatic: Repetitive head trauma results in tissue changes quite similar to alzheimers but the lesions are closer to the brain surface. This was first noted in "punch drunk syndrome" in boxing. There is likely some affect on blood flow (ischemia), as one could conceive of a local type of bruising, but this not fully clarified. Regardless the nfl and nhl are both paying a lot of attention these days. ...Read more

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Define multiple blunt impact trauma; does one always die from this?

Define multiple blunt impact trauma; does one always die from this?

No: Multiple blunt impact trauma means just what it says: more than one hit from something blunt. It does not speak to the magnitude of the blows, so this may or may not cause death. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help now
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Multiple Injuries (Definition)

Multiple injuries means more than two injuries, which are conditions in which a person has damage to any parts of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more