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32 Questions (5.7%)

Wound healing is a complex process in which the skin, and the tissues under it, repair themselves after injury.

  • To what extent do proven therapy approaches, such as tyrolean shale oil, and modern methods for wound healing differ in regard to the outcome of wound healing?
  • What role does the relief time play in case of fractured tarsal bones in relation to bone marrow edema?
  • How does very early silicone oil treatment affect wound healing/scar formation with very crusted wounds?

18 Questions (3.2%)

Here you can find all causes leading to accidents.

  • Why is it the case with osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease) that in the case of an accident (traffic accident, tipping over of electric wheelchair) the bones break less frequently than in everyday situations such as simply moving incorrectly?
  • What is the relationship between depression and domestic accidents?
  • What are the most frequent reasons of accidents at home?

13 Questions (2.3%)

All age-related questions are summarized, which were formulated in the connection between age (young or old) and accidents.

  • What role does the number of accidents at work play with regard to retirement age?
  • What are the most important possibilities for preventively ensuring that knee injuries/damage do not occur in old age, although the knees are subjected to above-average burden?
  • How can we prevent, particularly in the increasing elderly population group, an increase in the risk of being severely or even fatally injured in a domestic accident?

12 Questions (2.1%)

Questions that aim at the interaction of several professions to be able to answer a specific problem.

  • In the case of accidental injuries, are treatment and prognosis improved if an exchange between the various medical fields can take place without limitations (keyword “transparent patient”)?
  • What influence does a regular psychotherapy consultation taking place as early as possible in the context of the treatment of moderate accidental injuries have on the duration and the experienced difficult of the healing process?
  • What is the role of early interdisciplinary rehabilitation in improving functional outcomes after accidental injuries?

31 Questions (5.5%)

Risk factors summarize all questions that have raised the topic of risk for accidental injuries (increased probability of suffering an accident).

  • In what way does the care of relatives influence the recovery of patients?
  • To what extent does increasing digitalization (e.g. smartphone use) affect accident development?
  • What is the relationship between clumsiness and being accident prone?

36 Questions (6.4%)

Contextual factors refer to personal influencing or environmental factors that have an influence both on the development of injuries as well as the therapy and recovery.

  • What are the most important influencing factors in the case of post-traumatic CRPS (Complex regional pain syndrome) and what evidence-based new treatment methods are available for follow-up?
  • What is the influence of social media on injuries caused by accidents at home, at work, or during leisure time?
  • In what way does the size of an accident clinic (town/federal state) influence the effects of accident damage on a patient’s chances of healing?

51 Questions (9.1%)

As a primary care, we summarize emergency medical measures that require the care of accident victims by qualified and properly trained personnel together.

  • To what degree is protective hypothermia acceptable for neuroprotection, without this having an irreversible effect on hemostasis, and which intervening factors can also be determined?
  • Can recovery from shock be accelerated with smells?
  • How does the presence of onlookers affect the performance capabilities of accident rescuers?

140 Questions (24.9%)

With Therapy/Rehabiliation/Recovery, all questions about medical-therapeutic measures are summarized up to complete convalescence of patients.

  • In what way does the care of relatives influence the recovery of patients the effects?
  • What role does the focus of rehabilitation play after paraplegia and amputation in achieving permanent inclusion/integration in professional and social everyday life?
  • Are there differences in the effect of conventional mirror therapy and virtual mirror therapy in the reduction of post-amputation phantom pain?

10 Questions (1.8%)

With communication and relationship, questions of cooperation between caring staff (doctors, therapists, nurses) and patients are addressed.

  • What is the effect of professional medical interviewing on the healing process of patients?
  • What effects does a lack of credibility and compliance on the part of the attending physician have on patients (in the context of lack of change of perspective)?
  • What is the effect of increased mental well-being/happiness during stationary treatment, owed to professionally and emphatically acting hospital personnel on disease process and complication rate?

73 Questions (13%)

Prevention and health care summarize all questions that have been asked about accident prevention and general precautionary measures.

  • What can be done preventively to reduce these motorbike accidents at the start of the season?
  • After injuries, there are often major problems with lymphedema in the limbs and thus problems and consequential damage. How can this be minimized or even prevented?
  • How can injuries due to a lack of safety precautions at work be prevented preemptively?

12 Questions (2.1%)

What is the effect of digital solutions on patience satisfaction and hospital efficiency and effectiveness?

  • What role does psychosocial care (also in the sense of hospital management for resource generation) play in accidental injuries?
  • What is the effect of digital solutions on patience satisfaction and hospital efficience and effectiveness?
  • How does hospital management affect occupational therapy/physiotherapy?

14 Questions (2.5%)

Here are all questions about the different types of injuries summarized.

  • How common are burn accidental injuries while cooking?
  • How does the reason (course of events) of an accident affect reimbursement by the employers' liability insurance association or health insurance fund?
  • In what room of the house do most accidents occur, from a statistical perspective?

16 Questions (2.8%)

Here are all questions about the position of the diagnosis after an accident injury summarized.

  • What is the relationship between x-ray images and pain perception?
  • Do traumatic slipped discs really exist or not?
  • Does omitting x-ray in minor trauma have an influence on the rate of false negative diagnoses?

101 Questions (17.9%)

The effects topic summarizes all questions that deal with the consequences of accidental injuries.

  • How does cold affect ankle joint injuries?
  • Do patients with intra-articular wrist fracture more commonly have arthrosis after at least 10 years than patients with an extra-articular wrist fracture?
  • What is the effect of Trauma-induced coagulopathy on Psychology?

WHO submitted ALL the questions?

Advisory Board 

Nikolaus Böhler

Johannes Kepler Universität - Linz, Austria

Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery

Alena Buyx

Institute for Experimental Medicine, Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, Germany

Biomedical Ethics

Ursula Costa

FH Tirol, Innsbruck - Austria

Programme director Occupational Therapy

Christian Fialka

UKH Meidling - Austria

Trauma Surgery and Sports Medicine

Peter Giannoudis

University of Leeds - United Kingdom

Trauma Surgery and Orthopedics

Georg huemer

Kepler University Hospital, Linz, Austria

Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

NatalIja Frank

Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Nursing & Public Health


Sozialmedizinisches Zentrum Ost -  Austria

Trauma Surgery and Sports Medicine

Markus Huber-Lang

Ulm University - Germany

Clinical and Experimental Trauma Immunology

Anton Ofner

Representative AUVA - Austria 

Austrian Workers' Compensation Board

Pedro Oliveira

Patient Innovation - Portugal

Health Innovation

Ann-Christin Pfeifer

University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany

Management of chronic pain

Michael Plecko

UKH Graz, Austria

Trauma Surgery and Sports Medicine

Paul puchwein

Medical University Graz, Austria

Orthopedics and Traumatology Consultant

Geoff Richards

AO Foundation, Davos,  Switzerland

Director AO Research Institute Davos

Wolfgang Schaden

Deputy Medical Director AUVA - Austria

Trauma Surgery and Sports Medicine

Tanja Stamm

Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Health Outcome Research

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Benjamin Missbach

LBG OIS Center

Project Manager

Lucia Malfent

LBG OIS Center

Operational Manager

Heinz Redl

LBI for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology


Veronika Hruschka

LBI for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology

Post-doc Researcher

Marion Pötz

LBG OIS Center

Scientific Director

Susanne BEck

LBG OIS Center

Post-doc Researcher

Tiare Brasseur

LBG OIS Center

PhD Student

Henry Sauermann

European School of Management and Technology Berlin, Germany

Scientific Cooperation Partner

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