Z Orthop Unfall
DOI: 10.1055/a-0862-6065
Review/Übersicht
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Scientific Backgrounds for the Timing of Acute Care Surgery

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David Eschmann
Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery Centre, University Hospital Mannheim, Medical Faculty Mannheim of the University of Heidelberg
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Manuela Köck
Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery Centre, University Hospital Mannheim, Medical Faculty Mannheim of the University of Heidelberg
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Frederic Bludau
Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery Centre, University Hospital Mannheim, Medical Faculty Mannheim of the University of Heidelberg
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Udo Obertacke
Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery Centre, University Hospital Mannheim, Medical Faculty Mannheim of the University of Heidelberg
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Publication Date:
22 May 2019 (online)

Abstract

The correct timing of urgent surgery in the field of orthopedic and trauma surgery is under constant discussion. The authors of this review like to present a scientific based recommendation for the timing of acute care surgery using the TACS-classification for the description of urgency. The timing and priority of the indicated procedure is deduced only from the expected mortality and disability caused by a potential delay. A proposal for a nomenclature is given to be integrated in the clinical practice and to be completed.