The dedicated orthopedic trauma operating room

William Min, Philip R Wolinsky

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The development and implementation of a dedicated orthopedic trauma operating room (OTOR) that is used for the treatment of orthopedic trauma patients has changed and improved the practice of orthopedic trauma surgery. Advantages noted with OTOR implementation include improvements in morbidity and complication rates, enhancements in the professional and personal lifestyles of the on-call surgeon, and increased physician recruitment and retention in orthopedic traumatology. However, the inappropriate use of the OTOR, which can waste valuable resources and delay the treatment of emergent cases, must be monitored and avoided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-515
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2011


  • Orthopedic trauma operating room

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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