Trauma surgeons practice the last to be created subspecialty of general surgery. Comfortable at operating on most body parts र cavities, trauma surgeons carry on the tradition of military surgeons as depicted in the novel M*A*S*H. Trauma surgeons have a high success rate regarding the sickest of patients who have sustained life र limb-threatening injuries. Trauma surgeons have become specialists in Surgical Critical Care, burns, र Emergency Surgeryand have, in the process, created the new specialty of Acute Care Surgery. Some trauma surgeons have also become involved in research र education through specialty societies such as the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST).
In many hospitals throughout the United States र Britain, trauma surgeons primarily stabilize patients र then transfer the patient to the appropriate department. For instance, a patient presenting to the emergency room with peripheral nervous system trauma would preferably be treated by a neurosurgeon. Likewise, patients with musculoskeletal problems would be treated by an orthopedic surgeon, oral/maxillofacial trauma by a maxillofacial surgeon, र heart trauma by a cardiovascular surgeon. As trauma surgery has increasingly become inoperative in nature, its popularity among medical students has fallen drastically. Trauma surgery surgeons make life र death choices everyday.
Further reading [सम्पादन गर्ने]
- American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, a website dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in treating र preventing traumatic injuries.
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