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MINERVA ORTOPEDICA E TRAUMATOLOGICA
A Journal on Orthopedics and Traumatology
Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2007 October;58(5):447-58
The initial treatment of severe pelvic ring injuries. A review
Department of Orthopaedics Uppsala University Hospital Uppsala, Sweden
Severe pelvic ring injuries are rare, but potentially lethal. In survivors these injuries are associated with high morbidity. Proper initial treatment of these patients offers the possibility for reduced mortality as well as improved long-term outcome. However, both their initial assessment and their early management are complex and controversial. The following review attempts to summarize the current knowledge of the early management of patients following pelvic trauma.