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[Severe polytrauma with an ISS ≥ 50].
Wurm, S; Röse, M; von Rüden, C; Woltmann, A; Bühren, V;
Z Orthop Unfall. 2012; 150(3):296-301
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Bühren Volker
von Rüden Christian
Wurm Simone


In Germany 427,500 persons per year are injured in traffic accidents. So we analysed in a retrospective study the post-traumatic quality of life of patients suffering from a severe trauma (ISS ≥ 50). Highlights of interest were: (i) pattern of injury, (ii) injured part of the body, (iii) days in ICU, (iv) outcome, (v) actual state of health, (vi) mental health. Between 1/2000 and 12/2005, 1,435 patients with multiple trauma were hospitalised in the Trauma Center Murnau. 88 suffered from a severe trauma with ISS ≥ 50. 23 % of these patients had a good outcome and 36 % died. Actually, more than half of the patients were physically handicapped or suffered from pain. 41 % showed characteristics typical for a post-traumatic stress disorder. In conclusion the patients with severe trauma had a good survival rate, but they showed a poor post-traumatic quality of life. Thus, in the time after trauma it is important to treat the "whole patient" and not only the physical lesions.

Useful keywords (using NLM MeSH Indexing)






Middle Aged

Multiple Trauma/mortality*

Multiple Trauma/therapy*



Quality of Life*

Retrospective Studies

Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic/epidemiology*

Survival Analysis

Survival Rate

Treatment Outcome

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