Geriatric trauma: influence of premorbid condition on traumatic disease: literature review




geriatric trauma, comorbid condition, tactics of the treatment


The article deals with the influence of anatomical and physiological age-related changes on etiology, pathogenesis and clinical presentation of trauma in elderly and senile patients. Multiple chronic somatic disorders and diseases peculiar to elderly patients are exacerbated during the period of trauma and worsen a prognosis of convalescence and life, which requires a revision of intensive care and surgery tactics in this population. An emergency medicine section - geriatric trauma - is selected for future study.

Author Biography

Dmytro Ivakhnenko, Zaporozhye State Medical University, Zaporozhye

Department of Medical Catastrophes, Military Medicine, Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation Science


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How to Cite

Ivakhnenko, D. (2012). Geriatric trauma: influence of premorbid condition on traumatic disease: literature review. Ukrainian Neurosurgical Journal, (1), 18–22.



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