Management of Polytrauma Patient in a Limited Setting : A Case report


  • Muhamad Ghifari Azhar Ghifari RSUD Kajen Kab. Pekalongan
  • Savero Iman Hari Suko Orthopaedic and Traumatology Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Kajen General Hospital, Pekalongan Regency, Central Java
  • Dwi Arie Gunawan General Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Kajen General Hospital, Pekalongan Regency, Central Java
  • Nurchrurita Febriany Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesia, Kajen General Hospital, Pekalongan Regency, Central Java



Polytrauma, Multiple Fractures, Damage Control Orthopedic


Polytrauma patients with multiple fractures present a significant challenge in limited resources settings. The application of damage control orthopedics (DCO) principles, including temporary stabilization, staged definitive fixation, and multidisciplinary collaboration, resulted in favorable outcomes for the patient. This case report describes the successful management of a polytrauma patient who sustained multiple injuries, including unstable pelvic fracture and fractures of the femur, radius, shoulder dislocation, and distal radio-ulnar joint dislocation. This report emphasizes the importance of timely intervention and resource optimization in limited settings.


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