Poly-Trauma Injuries Treatment Dubai
Trauma is any sudden external impact causing physical harm and pain. It is an umbrella term describing all types of injuries affecting the ligaments, muscles, nerves, tendons, joints, blood vessels, or bones. When multiple of your body parts suffer injuries at the same time, you are said to be a polytrauma patient.
Major Trauma or poly-trauma can have a significant impact on a patient’s life. It requires a holistic team-based approach to address the physical as well as the phycological effects of such serious injuries.
Causes Of Poly-trauma injuries
According to our trauma surgeon in Dubai, Some leading causes of trauma include:
- Motor vehicle collision
- Slips and falls
- High-impact sports injury
- Industrial accidents
- Physically straining or improper movements
Symptoms In Poly-trauma injuries
Some symptoms of trauma are:
- Severe pain
- Inability to bear weight
- Pins and needles sensation
- Inability to turn or lift the injured part
The initial stages of diagnosis and treatment will focus and emergency stabilisation, to be followed by delayed reconstruction as necessary. This is usually done in a hospital setting where a trauma team will perform a physical examination, imaging tests such as CT, X-rays, and MRI scans will be ordered to confirm the extent and severity of each individual injury.
Poly-trauma Treatment Options
Non-surgical poly-trauma treatment in dubai methods include:
- Heat or cold treatment to relieve pain and accelerate the repair process
- Restriction of movement of the injured parts
- Medication such as anti-inflammatory drugs and analgesics
- Exercise and physical therapy to help in strengthening the injured muscles
In cases where non-surgical methods are ineffective, a surgical approach is required to treat fractured bones and repair or reconstruct torn ligaments and tendons. Common surgical methods include:
- Open reduction and internal fixation
It is performed to treat fractured bones through an incision over the fracture. The bones are realigned and stabilized with screws, metal wires, pins, and plates. The incision is then closed and properly dressed, and the affected bone is placed in a cast.
- Arthroscopic Tissue Repair
This is a minimally invasive surgical method where an arthroscope is used to view internal injuries through a small keyhole sized incision. Guided miniature instruments are used to remove fragments of the bone or repair torn ligaments or cartilage within a joint.
- Ligament Reconstruction
Torn ligaments can be surgically reconstructed with sutures or replaced with a graft retrieved from another part of the body.
- Fusion Surgery
In severe injuries, damaged bones are fused to heal into one single bone. This limits movement in the joint.
- Joint Replacement Surgery
Joint replacement involves partial or complete reconstruction and replacement of damaged parts of any joint using artificial prosthetics like hip replacement or knee replacement. It is mostly recommended for severe knee, hip, shoulder joint injuries.
Why Choose Dr Omar Sabri For Your Poly-trauma Treatment in Dubai?
Major Trauma or polytrauma can have a significant impact on a patient’s life. It requires a holistic Team-based approach to address the physical as well as the phycological effects of such serious injuries.
Dr Omar Sabri was the first UK orthopaedic surgeon to set up a Major Trauma Clinic within the UK National Health Service (NHS) to help patients recover from such devastating and life-changing injuries. It served as a One-stop-shop to address all the patient’s needs rather than multiple clinic appointments to address the various injuries. The clinic would include a Specialist Trauma Nurse, Trauma surgeon, Specialist Physiotherapist and clinical Phycologist.
Dr Sabri also wrote the Chapter on the management of Pelvic and Limb Trauma in the Oxford textbook of critical care. His experience in dealing with these patients is extensive and now available in Dubai. Dr Sabri and his team can help guide patients on the path to recovery during this difficult time of their life.