Pathophysiological substantiation of medical evacuation of the wounded persons, suffering injuries of the extremities on the levels of medical support

Keywords: the combat trauma of extremities; traumatic shock; estimation of the trauma severity; respiratory-circulative disorders; levels of medical support


Onbjective. To determine the optimal scheme of medical evacuation for the wounded persons, suffering the combat trauma of the extremities, bаsing on clinic-statistical analysis of changes in the homeostasis indices.

Маterials and methods. Complex pathophysiologic investigation, concerning 378 wounded persons, suffering a combat traumas of the extremities in accordance to 26 indices of homeostasis, was conducted. Dynamic physician’s control with determination of the trauma severity in accordance to the AdTS (Admission trauma Scale) on all levels of medical support was accomplished.

Results. There was established, that in a case of organization of a consequent delivery of traumatological help to the wounded persons, suffering severe and extremely severe combat trauma of the extremities, estimated by the AdTS as 5 points and more, on levels of medical support due to timely conducted antishock measures and the operative interventions performed a severe respiratory-circulatory disorders - (5.2 ± 0.6) standard units - have had changed steadily towards moderate - (7.7 ± 0.2) standard units. Меdical evacuation of a wounded persons through one or two levels leads to development of definite respiratory-circulatory disorders - (2.8 ± 0.9) standard units, significant lowering of a one-time and a minute productivity of the heart with tendency for cardio-vascular and respiratory insufficiency occurrence: a power іndex - (19.0 ± 4.1) ml/m2, the heart іndex - (2.1 ± 0.3) l/min/m2. In a wounded persons, suffering nonsevere trauma, estimated using a AdTS lesser than 5 points, the shortening of quantity of the medical support levels do not influence the patients’ general state, аnd a respiratory-circulatory disorders owes a moderate character - (8.16 ± 1.37) standard units.

Conclusion. Меdical evacuation of wounded persons, suffering nonsevere trauma (lesser than 5 points in accordance to AdTS) must be conducted in accordance to a shortened scheme; while in a severe one (5-9 points in accordance to AdTS) and in extremely severe trauma (more than 9 points in accordance to AdTS) - after conduction of the antishock measures and stabilization of state on every level of medical support.

Author Biographies

І. P. Khomenko, Main Military-Medical Administration, Kyiv

Khomenko Igor P., Professor, Doctor of Medical Science
Chief Military Medical Department
Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Kyiv,
03168, Kyiv, Povitroflotsky avenue, 6.

S. О. Коrol, Ukrainian Military-Medical Academy, Kyiv

Korol Sergii O., Ph.D
Professor of the Department of Military Surgery.
Ukrainian Military Medical Academy, Kyiv,., ,
01015, Kiev, str. Moskovskaya 45/1, h. 33.

B. V. Маtviychuk, Ukrainian Military-Medical Academy, Kyiv

Matviichuk Bohdan V., student
Ukrainian Military Medical Academy, Kyiv,
01015, Kiev, str. Moskovskaya 45/1, h. 33.

L. А. Ustinova, Ukrainian Military-Medical Academy, Kyiv

Ustinova Lyudmila A., MD, Professor,
Head of the Department of Toxicology, Radiology and Medical Protection.Ukrainian Military Medical Academy, Kyiv,
01015, Kiev, str. Moskovskaya 45/1, h. 33.


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How to Cite
KhomenkoІ. P., КоrolS. О., МаtviychukB. V., & UstinovaL. А. (2019). Pathophysiological substantiation of medical evacuation of the wounded persons, suffering injuries of the extremities on the levels of medical support . Klinicheskaia Khirurgiia, 86(6), 25-29.
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