Types of Trauma

Typical types of physical trauma include:

Other types of related issues include:

  • Burns (scalds; thermal burns)
  • Chemical burns
  • Fume inhalation

Diagnosis of trauma involves determining the effects caused by the traumatic injury, such as:

The treatment of trauma depends much on the type and location of injury (as well as the complications), and injury can be in any areas of the body:

  • Head trauma
  • Neck trauma
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Abdominal trauma
  • Thoracic trauma
  • Chest injury
  • Leg injury
  • Arm injury
  • Shoulder injury

There are many other types and locations.

Trauma doesn’t usually mean “mental trauma” in the sense of psychological symptoms. Nevertheless, some of the types of emotional trauma to consider include:

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