Trauma Resources

Trauma Resources

Families and visitors may have many questions after a traumatic injury. Please do not hesitate to ask the health care team specific questions about what is happening.
The resources on these pages may provide more information for general and detailed information on the traumatic injury or the recovery process. The information here may not apply to the specific patient, but it can give a general idea about what to expect.

Trauma Survivors Network

The Trauma Survivors Network is an online support website and community hosted by the American Trauma Society. This website has resources about trauma, patient stories, and recovery.

The network’s “Traumapedia” offers a comprehensive collection of pages covering various trauma topics, including:

  • Traumatic injuries
  • Rehabilitation
  • Privacy and legal concerns
  • Pain management
  • Mental and emotional recovery
  • Health insurance and disability benefits

UPMC Resources

UPMC has compiled a vast resource of pages on various traumatic injuries. These pages cover various topics, ranging from traumatic injuries to the emotional and mental concerns that may come about during and after recovery from the injury.

Head and brain

  • Anoxic brain damage
  • Cerebral hypoxia
  • Closed head injury
  • Closed skull fracture
  • Coma
  • Concussion
  • Fracture, skull and facial
  • Head injury
  • Head trauma

Spine, spinal cord, and nerves

  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Central cord syndrome
  • Neck fracture
  • Quadriplegia/paraplegia
  • Ruptured disc
  • Vertebral fracture

Chest, abdomen, and torso

  • Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS)
  • Compartment syndrome (ACS)
  • Dehiscence
  • Pulmonary embolism


  • Ankle fracture
  • Bone fractures
  • Cervical fracture
  • Clavicle fracture
  • Coccyx fracture
  • Distal radius fracture
  • Elbow fracture
  • Femur fracture
  • Foot fracture
  • Forearm fracture
  • Fracture, bone
  • Fracture, patella
  • Fracture, skull and facial
  • Hip dislocation
  • Navicular fracture
  • Neck fracture
  • Pelvic fracture
  • Tibia fracture
  • Vertebral fracture

Emotional concerns

  • Anxiety disorder (Post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • DTs
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug addiction
  • Drug dependence

Other conditions or concerns

  • DVT
  • Drowning
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Trauma

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