Clinical examination is superior to plain films to diagnose pelvic fractures compared to CT.

@article{Duane2008ClinicalEI,
  title={Clinical examination is superior to plain films to diagnose pelvic fractures compared to CT.},
  author={Therese Marie Duane and Tracey A. Dechert and Luke G. Wolfe and Holly D. H. Brown and Michel B. Aboutanos and Ajai Kumar Malhotra and Rao R. Ivatury},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2008},
  volume={74 6},
  pages={476-9; discussion 479-80}
}
We prospectively compared clinical examination (CE) with plain films (PXR) and both tools with CT in patients sustaining blunt trauma. There were 1388 patients who had both PXR and CT of whom 168 (12.1%) were diagnosed with a fracture by CT. CE findings most predictive of fracture included age (OR, 1.025; CI, 1.011-1.039), hip pain (OR, 4.971; CI, 2.508-9… CONTINUE READING