Complex Trauma

The vision is to provide state of the art trauma care for the treatment and rehabilitation of acute traumatic injury from the time of the accident through to optimal recovery.

This Stream works to improve the outcomes of multi-trauma through a variety of research directions including clinically focused studies on optimisation of bone fixation devices, fracture healing and soft tissue trauma and epidemiological studies. Epidemiological studies using clinical data and interviews with patients is directed at a better understanding of complex injuries to inform education programs and strategies aimed at prevention of serious injury. Recent examples of the latter are in the area of common multi-trauma injuries including those related to bicycle and quad bike accidents, power tools accidents and ladder falls.

By understanding the nature of complex traumatic injury through research, this Stream is able to identify the challenges of conventional treatments and rehabilitation to find solutions that can be applied in the prevention, pre-hospital, clinical and rehabilitation settings.

Stream Leaders

Associate Professor Kirsten Vallmuur

Principal Research Fellow
Ausralian Research Council Future Fellow Centre for Accident Research and Road safety Queensland
Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology

Dr Rob Eley

Postgraduate Coordinator for UQ School of Medicine Southside Clinical.

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