Pathogenetic Changes: Isolated Extremity Trauma and Polytrauma

  • Martijn  van  Griensven

Polytrauma is a term referring to the presence of multiple injuries and thus an array of different pathologies. Fractures of the skeleton are common findings in this setting, with femoral fractures displaying the highest incidence. Overall, isolated polytrauma represents a syndrome with a bandwidth of severities. The body reacts to such an accidental event by means of a “standard” program in order to restore the physiological state.


Trauma Patient Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome Multiple Injury Tumour Necrosis Factor Receptor Type 
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  1. 1.Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical TraumatologyViennaAustria

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