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Pelvic Fractures

Pelvic Fractures



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A postgraduate level academic presentation on pelvic fractures
A postgraduate level academic presentation on pelvic fractures

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Published by: shammasbm on Jan 05, 2009
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Pelvic fracturesPelvic fractures
Dr SHAMMAS B MDr SHAMMAS B MDept of Dept of OrthopedicsOrthopedicsCalicut MedicalCalicut MedicalCollegeCollege
Fractures of the adult pelvis,Fractures of the adult pelvis,generally are eithergenerally are either
(1) stable fractures resulting from(1) stable fractures resulting fromlow-energy trauma, such as falls inlow-energy trauma, such as falls inelderly patients orelderly patients or
(2) fractures caused by high-energy(2) fractures caused by high-energytrauma that result in significanttrauma that result in significantmorbidity and mortalitymorbidity and mortality
 The potential complications include The potential complications includeinjuries to the major vessels andinjuries to the major vessels andnerves of the pelvis and the majornerves of the pelvis and the majorviscera, such as the intestines, theviscera, such as the intestines, thebladder, and the urethrabladder, and the urethra
Immediately after injury, mortalityImmediately after injury, mortalitycan result from severe intrapelviccan result from severe intrapelvichemorrhage.hemorrhage.
Hemorrhage frequently results fromHemorrhage frequently results fromfracture surfaces and small vessels infracture surfaces and small vessels in

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