Traumatology

For the study of psychological trauma, see psychological trauma.

In medicine, traumatology (from Greek trauma, meaning injury or wound) is the study of wounds and injuries caused by accidents or violence to a person, and the surgical therapy and repair of the damage. Traumatology is a branch of medicine. It is often considered a subset of surgery and in countries without the specialty of trauma surgery it is most often a sub-specialty to orthopedic surgery. Traumatology may also be known as accident surgery.

Patient Assessment

Wound assessment

Factors in the assessment of wounds are:

Forensic physicians, as well as pathologists may also be required to examine (traumatic) wounds on people.

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