The New Injury Severity Score: Availability in E valuation of Severity of Polytrauma Patients with Orthopaedic Injuries

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The New Injury Severity Score: Availability in E valuation of Severity of Polytrauma Patients with Orthopaedic Injuries

Significant number of patients with multiple injuries are registered every year in Latvia. In 2009 during seven months 298 patients with multiple trauma are registered. In the most of the cases cause of multiple injuries are road accidents (Health Statistics and Medical Technologies State Agency, Latvia).

Using of the simple modification of the Injury Severity Score (ISS) - the New Injury Severity Score (NISS) - makes possibility to better assess the patients with multiple injuries, particularly patients with orthopaedic injuries, predict resources for treatment, the outcome and functional results.

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Acta Chirurgica Latviensis

The Journal of Riga Stradins University; Latvian Association of Surgeons; Latvian Association of Paediatric Surgeons

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