Trauma Rounds

Current Management of Pelvic Fractures

Authors: AML RAAFAT, MD, MARY JO WRIGHT, MD

Abstract

Blunt pelvic injuries are becoming more common in this era of high-speed, high-energy collisions. At least 5% of blunt injuries result in pelvic fracture. With mortality rates approaching 55% for severe crush injuries of the pelvis, early stabilization and control of bleeding, as well as assessment for other injuries, requires a focused, multidisciplinary approach. We discuss early management and stabilization of severe pelvic fractures.

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