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Definition of "traumatology" []

  • The branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of serious wounds, injuries, and disabilities. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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  • "Sir Keith Porter, the UK's only professor of clinical traumatology and consultant at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, said: Surgery always advances in times of war … Blood loss, wound infection and damage control – which means do the least necessary early in order to keep the patient alive or to save a limb."