nonoperative management

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nonoperative management

(non?op'e-ra-tiv),

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The treatment of patients who have suffered serious illnesses, injuries, or trauma without urgent surgery, as with a period of fluid resuscitation, stabilization of vital signs, antibiotics, and analgesics. It is used for some relatively stable patients who have experienced blunt trauma and gunshot wounds and is sometimes used for orthopedic injuries and vascular diseases. Synonym: selective nonoperative management