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Traumatology is the branch of surgery that deals with injured patients, usually on an emergency basis. Patients who have suffered significant physical trauma, as from a car accident, may be cared for in a traumatology unit. It is the study and treatment of people exposed to highly stressful and traumatic events, such as terrorist bombings, war disasters, fires, accidents, criminal and familial abuse, hostage-taking, hospitalization, major illness, abandonment, and sudden unemployment. Traumatology includes the management of patients on scene, the safe transportation of patients to medical facilities, evaluation of patients prior to surgery, and treatment of patients in surgical suites, postoperative care units, and long term rehabilitation facilities.
Related Journals of Traumatology
Trauma & Treatment, Journal of Pain & Relief, Brain Disorders & Therapy, Emergency Medicine: Open Access, Oral Health and Dental Management, Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, Brain Injury, Injury, Injury Prevention, Journal of Injury and Violence Research, The Haworth Maltreatment & Trauma Press