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Definition of Traumatology

Traumatology: The branch of surgery that deals with injured patients, usually on an emergency basis. Patients who have suffered significant physical trauma, as from a car accident, may be cared for in a traumatology unit.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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