Trauma refers to an injury caused to the body. The reasons for injury could vary from road accidents, falls, burns, industrial explosions, and fires to violence against women, elders and children. Traumatic injuries from any cause can lead to temporary or permanent disability. It especially affects the younger working population thereby lowering the national productivity of any nation. Every year, almost 5 million people die from injuries across the world. An estimate indicates that 1 million people in India die from injuries and 20 million are hospitalized each year.
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