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Predictors for Poor Outcome 10 Years or More After Multiple Orthopedic Injuries (Polytrauma)

Purpose:

To identify risk factors for poor late outcome in a patient with multiple orthopedic injuries but without severe head trauma according to Pape et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

T79

Description:

Pape et al identified predictors of poor physical and psychosocial outcome many years after multiple traumatic orthopedic injuries. These can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from the University of Aachen, Hannover Life RE-Insurance, the University of Pittsburgh and Sande General Hospital in Germany.

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