Changes in epidemiology and treatment of pelvic ring fractures in Germany: an analysis on data of German Pelvic Multicenter Study Groups I and III (DGU/AO).

@article{Tosounidis2010ChangesIE,
  title={Changes in epidemiology and treatment of pelvic ring fractures in Germany: an analysis on data of German Pelvic Multicenter Study Groups I and III (DGU/AO).},
  author={Georgios Tosounidis and J{\"o}rg Holstein and Ulf Culemann and Francis Holmenschlager and Fabian Stuby and Tim Pohlemann},
  journal={Acta chirurgiae orthopaedicae et traumatologiae Cechoslovaca},
  year={2010},
  volume={77 6},
  pages={450-6}
}
The diagnosis and treatment of pelvic ring injuries is demanding. Therefore, standardized classifications characterizing the stability and severity of pelvic ring fractures are essential to define clear algorithms for the treatment of these injuries. The first part of this article provides an overview of the etiology and classification of pelvic ring injuries. We recommend the AO classification to assess the stability of pelvic ring fractures. This classification includes 3 types of pelvic ring… CONTINUE READING
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