Damage control orthopedics: current evidence.

@article{Lichte2012DamageCO,
  title={Damage control orthopedics: current evidence.},
  author={Philipp Lichte and Philipp Kobbe and Derek Dombroski and Hans Christoph Pape},
  journal={Current opinion in critical care},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={
          647-50
        }
}
  • Philipp Lichte, Philipp Kobbe, +1 author Hans Christoph Pape
  • Published in
    Current opinion in critical…
    2012
  • Medicine
  • PURPOSE OF REVIEW There is still an ongoing debate whether damage control orthopedics (DCO) or other treatment strategies should be favored in the treatment of multiply injured patients. This review gives an overview of the current literature concerning this important question in the treatment of severely injured patients. RECENT FINDINGS Several studies could show that DCO can reduce the inflammatory burden due to surgery (second hit). The only randomized study showed a benefit for… CONTINUE READING

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