Prevention of Local Complications

  • P. M. Rommens
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 22)


Suboptimal care, especially in the severely injured patient, inevitably leads to acute or late complications, which significantly influence early morbidity, hospital stay, mortality, and expense and compromise the functional end result of the surviving patient. The most feared complications in trauma patients are compartment syndromes, thromboembolism, infection, and decubitus. This chapter demonstrates the importance of aggressive shock treatment and optimal soft tissue handling in the prevention of these complications.


Trauma Patient Deep Venous Thrombosis Compartment Syndrome Open Fracture Local Complication 
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