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Pelvic Ring Fractures

  • Daniel Brian Carlin Reid
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Abstract

Pelvic ring injuries are often secondary to high energy mechanisms and may be associated with substantial hemorrhage, morbidity, and mortality. Associated injuries in the chest, abdomen, spine, head, and extremities are common. Early identification and appropriate treatment of pelvic fractures is critical in emergencies and can potentially be life-saving. Different classification systems exist based on mechanism of injury (Young-Burgess) and fracture stability (Tile) and can help guide management.

Keywords

Pelvis Young-Burgess Tile classification Anterior posterior compression Lateral compression Vertical shear 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Brian Carlin Reid
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  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsRhode Island Hospital, Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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