Focus on surgical care of the adolescent trauma patient

Abstract

Adolescents are ‘‘special.’’ In many ways. Every parent who has or had one at home for a while knows this for a fact. This also holds true for trauma care within this specific age group. Why? Because in several categories, including the etiology of injuries, the psychology of the patient pre-, intra-, and postoperatively, skeletal biology, and the rehabilitation process, specific considerations have to be taken into account to achieve optimum results.

DOI: 10.1007/s00068-013-0354-7

Cite this paper

@article{Sommerfeldt2013FocusOS, title={Focus on surgical care of the adolescent trauma patient}, author={Dirk W. Sommerfeldt}, journal={European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery}, year={2013}, volume={40}, pages={1-2} }