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From 1977 through 1992 a total of 25 children (age 4 months to 14 years) were hospitalized for pelvic fractures. Clinical outcome and X-ray evaluation had been recorded and were retrieved for 21 children. In 3 patients pelvic fractures required surgery. All pelvic fractures healed uneventfully whether treated by surgery or conservatively. Concomitant(More)
In contrast to less complicated injuries to the pelvic ring, unstable bony fractures and injuries caused to ligaments by high-energy trauma require immediate stabilization by internal fixation. Since patients with severe pelvic injuries commonly present with multiple trauma, close cooperation between different medical disciplines is necessary to provide for(More)
Because of the increase in fast traffic and dangerous new sports, in the last few years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of severe pelvic injuries. In 1988, we treated 125 patients with such pelvic injuries. We use Tile's classification method to stage injuries of the pelvic ring type A, type B (B1, B2, B3) and type C. More than 60% of our(More)
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