Orthopaedic trauma in the pregnant patient.

  title={Orthopaedic trauma in the pregnant patient.},
  author={Kyle R. Flik and Peter Kloen and Jos{\'e} Toro and William F. Urmey and Jan G Nijhuis and David L Helfet},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  volume={14 3},
Trauma affects up to 8% of pregnancies and is the leading cause of death among pregnant women in the United States. A pregnancy test is mandated for all females of childbearing age who are involved in trauma. Orthopaedic trauma in the pregnant patient is managed similarly to that for all trauma patients. Initial resuscitation efforts should focus on the pregnant patient because stable patient vital signs provide the best chance for fetal survival. In the stable patient, fetal assessment and a… CONTINUE READING


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