Direct retroperitoneal pelvic packing versus pelvic angiography: A comparison of two management protocols for haemodynamically unstable pelvic fractures.

@article{Osborn2009DirectRP,
  title={Direct retroperitoneal pelvic packing versus pelvic angiography: A comparison of two management protocols for haemodynamically unstable pelvic fractures.},
  author={Patrick M. Osborn and Wade R. Smith and Ernest Eugene Moore and C. Clay Cothren and Steven J. Morgan and Allison E. Williams and Philip F. Stahel},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2009},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={54-60}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the outcomes of haemodynamically unstable cases of pelvic ring injury treated with a protocol focused on either direct retroperitoneal pelvic packing or early pelvic angiography and embolisation. METHODS A retrospective review of a prospectively collected database in an academic level I trauma centre, treating matched haemodynamically unstable cases of pelvic fracture with either pelvic packing (PACK group, n=20) or early pelvic angiography (ANGIO group, n=20… CONTINUE READING

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