Perspective - Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma ( 2022) Volume 12, Issue 11

Assess Survival Probabilities in Orthopedic Trauma Patients

Gaver Tal*
Department of General Orthopaedics, University Hospital Muenster, Germany
*Corresponding Author:
Gaver Tal, Department of General Orthopaedics, University Hospital Muenster, Germany, Email:

Received: 02-Nov-2022, Manuscript No. APJOT-23-90365 ; Editor assigned: 04-Nov-2022, Pre QC No. APJOT-23-90365 (PQ); Reviewed: 18-Nov-2022, QC No. APJOT-23-90365 ; Revised: 23-Nov-2022, Manuscript No. APJOT-23-90365 (R); Published: 30-Nov-2022, DOI: 10.4303/2090-2921/2360134


The purpose of this study was to assess independent risk factors associated with survival and mortality and to predict survival in elderly orthopedic trauma patients admitted. Gender, age, injury severity score, mechanism of injury, number and type of orthopedic injuries, anticoagulant use, comorbidities, intensive care unit length of stay, type of intensive care unit , ventilator use, vasopressor use, multiple organs disease syndrome, number of surgeries and 6-month mortality. Kaplan-meier estimators and cox proportional hazards analysis were used to predict and assess survival probabilities.


Patients who died were classified according to age, severity of injury, use of vasopressors, intensive care unit stay, incidence of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, incidence of genitourinary disease, use of anticoagulants, use of mechanical ventilation, and orthopedic surgery, and categorized by orthopedic surgery. The number of surgical injuries was significantly higher. The relative risk of mortality within his first month was increased with increasing age, severity of injury, high-energy trauma, and length of stay in the intensive care unit, multiple organ failure syndrome, psychiatric illness, and use of anticoagulants. Was significantly associated with use. Patients with an injury severity score of lived significantly longer than those with an injury severity score of s. A significant reduction in the survival was predicted due to incidence, anticoagulant use, and ventilator use. Injury mechanism, number of orthopedic surgeries and injuries, and type of the orthopedic injury were not predictive of survival.

Sepsis is the leading cause of death after trauma. A life-threatening medical emergency is the body’s extreme reaction to an infection. Without timely treatment, sepsis can quickly lead to tissue damage and organ failure. The ability to limit tissue damage through metabolic adaptation and repair processes is associated with excessive host immune responses. Early prediction of sepsis based on rapid sepsis related organ failure assessment scores is critical so that accurate treatment can be initiated to reduce morbidity and mortality. Many factors increase the complication rate and the incidence of sepsis in trauma patients, creating challenges for orthopedic surgeons. Several early biomarkers are being investigated to help identify and predict inflammatory and immune responses in hosts undergoing polytrauma and sepsis.

Inclusion of injury severity score is a strong predictor of decreased survival. Disorders of the genitourinary system were associated with increased mortality. Young age, severity of injury, length of stay in intensive care unit , incidence of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, use of anticoagulants, and use of mechanical ventilation significantly predict survival. Number of orthopedic surgeries, orthopedic injuries, and type of orthopedic injury did not predict survival. These signs predict mortality in older orthopedic trauma patients and help us better understand factors that could improve diagnosis and treatment.


Although tracheostomy plays an essential role in the management of trauma patients admitted to the intensive care unit, its timing continues to be subject to great variability in practice. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of early tracheostomy on duration of ventilator, length of stay in the intensive care unit, and outcome in intensive care unit patients with trauma.

Copyright: © 2022 Gaver Tal. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.