Emergent management of the suspected pelvic fracture: challenges in the obese patient.

Pelvic fractures, although infrequent, are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the trauma population. Currently, the mainstay of emergent management of a suspected pelvic fracture is placement of a pelvic binder, and their use in the prehospital setting is recommended for any individual involved in high-energy trauma. Obesity in the trauma… (More)