Trauma Cases and ReviewsISSN: 2469-5777

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5777/1510096

A Real-World, Case-Led Evaluation of the Haemostatic Dressing Range, Celox™ and How it Can Rapidly Stop Severe Haemorrhage to Help Preserve Life in Emergency Trauma Situations

Leon Fourie and Oliver Marshall

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 13, 2021

Despite significant advancements in scientific understanding and technology, severe trauma remains a major global public health issue which causes significant social and economic consequences for society. Haemorrhage from trauma is a leading cause of human mortality and accounts for one in every ten mortalities. Overall, 25% of severely injured patients have an established trauma-induced coagulopathy on arrival at an Emergency Department, a phenomenon associated with an increased rate of early a...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5777/1510095

Association between Pre-Hospital Prioritization and Outcome of Injuries from Road Traffic Accidents in Makueni County, Kenya

Anthony Wambua Mathulu, Eliab Seroney Some and Esther M Ndonga

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 13, 2021

Globally, about 1.3 million people die each year and others remain disabled for the rest of their life due to road traffic accidents. In Makueni County, 1450 cases and 74 deaths were reported in 2015 and 2016. The purpose of this study was to provide evidence for development of policies and programmes to reduce case-fatality rate and other complications from road traffic accidents in Kenya. The study employed the mixed method approach and crosssectional study design. Universal sampling was appli...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5777/1510094

Cutting Monopolar Needle Electrode of Electrosurgery, a Safe Tool for Skin Incision in Neurosurgery

Krishan Kumar Sharma and Asgar Ali

Article Type: Commentary | First Published: September 30, 2021

In ancient time heat was used to treat wounds. Now a days electrosurgery unit (ESU) is an important part of operation theatre equipments utilized by almost every surgeon. Electrocautery and diathermy are the term used by many operations theatre medical and paramedical persons including surgeons for electrosurgery. They altogether are three different things. Cutting monopolar needle electrode of electrosurgery is a safe tool for skin incision in neurosurgery but hardly very few surgeons are utili...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5777/1510093

Usefulness of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Diagnostic Unstable Fracture of the Lumbar Spine

J Miguel Rodríguez Solera and Ana María Cerván de la Haba

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 06, 2021

Most vertebral fractures are properly diagnosed by a simple radiography and a computed tomography (CT), but sometimes this type of preoperative study is insufficient to diagnose an inestable spine lesion. We report a case of 19-years-old man who was brought to our Hospital after a bicycle accident. He had dorsolumbar pain, disability and anormal neurological examination. An X-ray and spine computerized tomography (CT) scan was performed and diagnosed a fracture at second vertebra lumbar. An unst...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5777/1510092

Heterotopic Ossification of the Triceps Muscle after Internal Fixation of Proximal Ulna Fracture: A Case Report

Chang-Song Mun, Tae-Song So and Chol-Ho Jang

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 04, 2021

Olecranon fractures comprise approximately 10% of all fractures around the elbow. They vary in their complexity from relatively straightforward transverse fractures to comminuted and unstable configurations. As in other articular fractures, the aims of treatment, as defined by AO group, are to restore the articular surface, achieve absolute stability of the fracture, and commence early active motion, and, finally, the restoration of function without pain. This is only possible with ORIF (open re...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5777/1510091

Olecranon Fractures - Review of Treatment and Complications

Henrique Sousa, Ricardo Oliveira, Moisés Ventura, Renato Ramos, Rita Grazina and Andreia Ferreira

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: July 25, 2021

Olecranon fractures are common upper extremity fractures usually subject to surgical fixation. Several options exist for olecranon fracture treatment, tension band, plating, intramedullary nail and fragment excision with triceps advancement are the most used but no technique is suitable for the management of all olecranon fractures and each one is associated with more or less prevalence of the most common complications, namely loss of motion, nonunion, malunion, infection, wound dehiscence, inst...

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