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BACKGROUND Our objective is to evaluate the mortality and outcomes of hemodynamically unstable patients with pelvic fractures treated with a protocol that directs the patient to either early pelvic angiography or early retroperitoneal pelvic packing. METHOD This is a retrospective review of prospectively collected database at a local trauma center.(More)
BACKGROUND The mortality rate in patients with haemodynamically unstable pelvic fractures is as high as 40-60%. In recent years, angioembolisation and pelvic packing have been introduced as part of a multimodality treatment for these patients. Protocol-driven management has been shown to improve outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is a Level III(More)
PURPOSE This study aims to review the outcomes of haemodynamically unstable paediatric patients with pelvic fractures undergoing protocol intervention of retroperitoneal pelvic packing (RPP) with external fixation and angiography. METHODS From 2004 to 2011, consecutive patients younger than 19 years treated in our centre for haemodynamically unstable(More)
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