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Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2007 October;58(5):447-58

Copyright © 2007 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

The initial treatment of severe pelvic ring injuries. A review

Totterman A

Department of Orthopaedics Uppsala University Hospital Uppsala, Sweden


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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.

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