Traumatic Injury FAQs

Traumatic Injury Questions & Answers

A traumatic injury can completely change someone’s life in the blink of an eye. That’s why hospitals have specific staff in place trained to handle a variety of traumatic incidents and deliver care to anyone affected by a sudden and traumatic event. Learn the answers to several frequently asked questions (FAQs) about traumatic injuries.

The injury severity score (ISS) is a medical score that’s used to assess the severity of a traumatic injury. A major traumatic injury is generally defined as having an injury severity score of greater than 15. 

Some common types of traumatic injuries can include: 


It depends on what kind of injury has been suffered, but generally, traumatic injuries are treated in an emergency or operating room by a professionally trained trauma team, who are skilled at applying life-saving measures to patients.  

Traumatic injury is a term that describes a physical injury that requires immediate medical attention. Traumatic injuries occur during potentially life-changing events, such as car accidents, natural disasters and unexpected falls.