What is Trauma?
Trauma is any injury caused by a physical force and is often the result of a motor vehicle crash, a fall, gunshots, fires and burns, stabbing or a blunt assault.
Sinai Hospital is now seeing over 1800 trauma patients a year. The majority of cases involve motor vehicle crashes, falls, industrial and recreational mishaps.
Another substantial portion of the trauma treated by the center at Sinai Hospital results from interpersonal violence including stabbings, gunshots, and other assaults.
Sinai is committed to 24/7 availability for all your trauma needs in Baltimore and surrounding areas.
Did you know?
- Trauma is the leading cause of death for all individuals under the age of 40 in the U.S.
- There are 150,000 trauma deaths in the U.S. each year.
- Health care institutions in the U.S. handle an estimated 3,000,000 trauma cases annually.
- In order to reduce the incidence of permanent disability or even death, a severely injured patient needs to receive care rapidly.
- A significant number of deaths from injury can be prevented with optimal care.
- In the State of Maryland the primary cause of trauma is motor vehicle crashes, however, nationally, the primary cause of trauma is falls
- 92% of the trauma patients that came to Sinai last year, arrived by ground ambulance. Increasing numbers are now also transferred from outside facilities to receive tertiary trauma care at Sinai.