latestartpremed answered: I would think the more you know, the better the treatment, but I’m not quite advanced enough in my education to have any realy idea.
spearfame said: As radiographers we’re taught to look at the mechanism of injury. By imagining the force we can guess where a fracture might be. It also tells you whether to refer for X-ray or ct, limb imaging or axial imaging. Without that kind of history you’d waste £.
sports-doc answered: I have no clinical experience in trauma but I struggle to see how improving knowledge about the different MOIs could be bad/unimportant.
Thanks guys for some great points of view!
I think you are right, knowing the MOI will help us make better diagnoses and then treatment of the patient and their injuries. Surely that is good medicine?
If there are any trauma docs out there - thoughts?