Associated Injuries in Pelvic Fractures - CC Tai 5/9/2002

 

 

Authors

Demetriades, Karaiskakis et al                      LA

Title

Pelvic Fractures: Epidemiology & Predictors of Associated Abdominal Injuries and Outcomes

Reference

J Am Coll Surg 2002:195: 1-10

Summary

1545 patients from trauma registry: incidence 9.3%. 17% had associated intraabdo/urogenital injuries (30.7% in severe pelvic #). Most common injured: liver (6.1%), bladder/urethra (5.8%), spleen (5.2%). Mortality rate:13.5%

 

Critique

? causes of mortality

 

 

 



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