I’ve been fascinated by 3D printing for at least a decade.  Here are some examples from previous posts: Planning orthopedic surgery using a 3D printer A 3D Bioprinter For Skin The Aether Bioprinter prints bone and cartilage (video) Unfortunately, practical applications have been relatively limited in the field of trauma. ... Read more
Published on: 2022-08-02
When one works in the trauma field, or medicine in general, we deal with the need for sterility all the time. We use equipment and devices that are sterile, and we administer drugs and fluids that are sterile. In surgery, we create sterile fields in which to use this sterile... Read more
Published on: 2022-07-26
You are seeing a young man in the emergency department who gives a history of falling two days ago. He experienced chest pain at the time which has persisted, but he did not immediately seek medical care. He has noticed that he now gets winded when walking quickly or climbing... Read more
Published on: 2022-07-20
I just finished reading a recent paper published in the Journal of Trauma that purports to examine individual surgeon outcomes after trauma laparotomy. The paper was presented at AAST last year, and is authored by the esteemed trauma group at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. It was also recently... Read more
Published on: 2022-07-15
In my last post, I dusted off an old post that described a novel technique for providing a secure yet short-term airway tailored to patients who can’t have a tube in their mouth or nose. Patients undergoing multiple facial fracture repair are probably the best candidates for this procedure. A... Read more
Published on: 2022-07-12