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




Demetriades, Karaiskakis et al                      LA


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


J Am Coll Surg 2002:195: 1-10


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%



? causes of mortality




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