Fracture patterns and mechanisms in pedestrian motor-vehicle trauma: the ipsilateral dyad.

@article{Brainard1992FracturePA,
  title={Fracture patterns and mechanisms in pedestrian motor-vehicle trauma: the ipsilateral dyad.},
  author={B J Brainard and James R. Slauterbeck and James B. Benjamin},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={1992},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={279-82}
}
Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles have the highest mortality and morbidity rates of all motor-vehicle traumas. Fracture patterns and mechanisms were reviewed in a retrospective study of 115 consecutive patients. The most common fracture was tibia-fibula (39 patients), followed by pelvic (35 patients) and femur fractures (31 patients). A majority (90%) of long-bone fractures were the result of a direct-blow mechanism, and pelvic fractures were caused usually by lateral-compressive forces… CONTINUE READING