Most common mechanism of injury is motor vehicle accidents.
3% of skeletal injuries, mortality between 5% and 16%, higher in elderly populations
The most widely used classification sch...
In awake patients, pain on palpation of the sacrum and SI joints has the highest sensitivity (98%) for posterior pelvic ring fractures 1[A].
Multidetector computer tomography (MDCT) is the go...
LC I/AP I:
Protected weight-bearing on the affected side and treated conservatively with bed rest, analgesics, and comfort measures
Further surgical treatment may be needed if ...
Vascular injury leading to blood loss
Closed head injuries
Visceral injury (bladder and urethral, small bowel, diaphragm)
Deep venous thrombosis
Most common mechanism of injury is motor vehicle accidents, so assess the pelvis in victims of such accidents.
Significant vascular injury can accompany pelvic fractures, so rapid diagn...
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