Damage Control in Surgery

  • D. Demetriades
  • K. Inaba
  • P. Talving


Damage control surgery is considered by many surgeons as one of the most significant advances in the last 2 decades in the care of trauma or other surgical patients with severe hemorrhage, which cannot easily be controlled by other techniques. In the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan this approach has been used extensively and has been credited with saving many lives [1]. The present chapter reviews the history, indications, techniques, controversies, complications, and outcomes for damage control procedures.


Pelvic Fracture Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Damage Control Tight Packing Damage Control Surgery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Demetriades
    • 1
  • K. Inaba
    • 2
  • P. Talving
    • 3
  1. 1.Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care UnitUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Surgical Critical Care Fellowship ProgramUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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