Mortality after pelvic fractures in the elderly.

Abstract

Theoretically, fissures and minor fractures of the pelvis sustained by the elderly after low-energy trauma may lead to thromboembolic complications. Few studies exist, but clinically, these injuries had been considered to have an excellent prognosis until a recent study reported a 10% fatality rate from pulmonary emboli in this group of patients(9). We… (More)

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