What are traumatic injuries?
A traumatic injury is produced when the body is wounded by the application of an external force. Trauma involves physical damage, which, in some cases, may result in secondary complications. When a direct or indirect force is applied to the skeleton, it may result in muscle or joint injuries.
Traumatic injuries to limbs do not normally result in death, although if not adequately treated, may lead to varying degrees of disability.
In many cases major or minor surgery is required to repair damage, however in practically all cases a physical rehabilitation programme must be initiated, sometimes in the same hospital, but which should be maintained either in the patient’s home or in a specialist centre. A sound rehabilitation process is vital to reducing the risk of complications and the need for further hospitalisation.
DomusVi offers specialist care in recovery and rehabilitation both by means of domiciliary care and specific centres (nursing homes) served by physiotherapists and therapists. Care does not just aim to improve movement, but also to promote the patient’s recovery of their ability to conduct everyday tasks. This involves an initial assessment to define the patient’s needs and the design of a treatment plan agreed upon by the different social and medical professionals involved in the care. The procedure is conducted on an individual basis, thus promoting the patient’s independence in so far as possible.
Units specialised in convalescence and rehabilitation
DomusVi offers units specialised in convalescence and rehabilitation in its homes in order to care for patients with different types of traumatic injuries.