3% of all bony fractures
Pelvis is made up of sacrum and 2 innominate bones:
The innominate bones consist of the ilium, ischium, and pubis
Boney structures are stabilized by a network o...
Pain, swelling, ecchymosis, tenderness over hips, groin, perineum, and lower back
Often presents with other traumatic injuries including neurologic, intra-abdominal, genitou...
IV fluid resuscitation as indicated
Consider stabilization or immobilization measures for pelvis
ABCs of trauma care
IV fluid resuscitation with blood o...
Hemodynamic instability, and pelvic hemorrhage to the ICU
Type B or C pelvic fracture
Other related injuries (e.g., genitourinary, intra-abdomin...
Pelvic fractures can be a marker for high-energy traumatic mechanism and injury:
Assess for underlying abdominal/pelvic injuries including GI, genitourinary, vascular, and neurologi...
American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma. Advanced Trauma Life Support for Doctors, 9th ed. Chicago, IL: American College of Surgeons; 2012.
Flint T, Cryer H. Pelvic Fra...
808.8 Closed unspecified fracture of pelvis
808.41 Closed fracture of ilium
808.42 Closed fracture of ischium
808.2 Closed fracture of pubis
805.6 Closed fracture of sacrum and coccyx without me...
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