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BACKGROUND In 1999, an Utstein Template for Uniform Reporting of Data following Major Trauma was published. Few papers have since been published based on that template, reflecting a lack of international consensus on its feasibility and use. The aim of the present revision was to further develop the Utstein Template, particularly with a major reduction in(More)
BACKGROUND Intra-articular pain prophylaxis is a controversial measure, adding costs although the benefits are still disputed. We wanted to evaluate the effects of intra-articular opioid or local anaesthesia or a combination of the two on postoperative analgesia and analgesic consumption after elective knee arthroscopy. METHODS 107 patients with little or(More)
BACKGROUND Intramedullary reaming and nailing increases intramedullary pressure. This may cause intravasation of bone marrow contents, leading to bone marrow embolization and altered cardiopulmonary function. Possible beneficial effects of attenuation of the intramedullary pressure increase by the use of a reamer-irrigator-aspirator (RIA) system were(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the method of extraperitoneal pelvic packing (EPP), and to assess the impact of EPP on outcome in severely hemodynamically unstable patients after blunt pelvic trauma. METHODS Of 661 patients treated for pelvic trauma, 18 underwent EPP as part of our protocol with the intent to control massive pelvic bleeding and constituted the(More)
BACKGROUND Injury severity is most frequently classified using the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) as a basis for the Injury Severity Score (ISS) and the New Injury Severity Score (NISS), which are used for assessment of overall injury severity in the multiply injured patient and in outcome prediction. European trauma registries recommended the AIS 2008(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective, longitudinal single-cohort study of 32 patients treated with internal fixation for unstable sacral fractures. OBJECTIVES To describe the prevalence of associated injuries in blunt pelvic trauma with unstable sacral fractures, and to characterize late impairments. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA In high-energy pelvic ring injury,(More)
BACKGROUND The indication for acquiring angiographic embolization in the initial treatment of severe pelvic fractures is controversial. We describe the characteristics and outcome of 31 patients with traumatic pelvic bleeding who underwent percutaneous angiography with embolization according to a standardized protocol. PATIENTS AND METHODS During an(More)
BACKGROUND In acetabular fracture treatment, 3 disease-specific outcome scores are mainly used: the original and modified Merle d'Aubigné-Postel Score, and the Harris Hip Score. METHODS The original and modified Merle d'Aubigné-Postel Score and the Harris Hip Score were recorded in 1,153 follow-ups of 450 patients. 492 follow-ups were excluded because(More)
BACKGROUND The fusion of the pelvic joints in patients with severe pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is a controversial and insufficiently studied procedure. The aims of this study were to evaluate physical function and pain after sacroiliac joint (SIJ) fusion. METHODS A single-subject research design study with repeated measurements was conducted; pre-operatively(More)
INTRODUCTION The present study was designed to examine whether oblique radiographs (Judet views) in addition to 2D and 3D CT scans improved the intra- and interobserver reliability when assessing acetabular fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS Four international orthopedic pelvic trauma centers reviewed the radiological images for 20 acetabular fracture(More)