Traumatology
The branch of surgery that deals with trauma patients and their injuries. Patients who have suffered significant physical trauma, as from a car accident, may be cared for in a trauma center, a specialized hospital facility designed to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services for trauma. "Trauma" is the Greek word for "a wound" (and for "damage or defeat").
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The branch of surgery concerned with the injured. [traumato- + G. logos, study]

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trau·ma·tol·o·gy -jē n, pl -gies the surgical treatment of wounds <pediatric \traumatology>

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n.
accident surgery: the branch of surgery that deals with wounds and disabilities arising from injuries.

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trau·ma·tol·o·gy (traw″mə-tolґə-je) [traumato- + -logy] the branch of surgery which deals with wounds and disability from injuries.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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