Patterns of injury in belted and unbelted individuals presenting to a trauma center after motor vehicle crash: seat belt syndrome revisited.

@article{Porter1998PatternsOI,
  title={Patterns of injury in belted and unbelted individuals presenting to a trauma center after motor vehicle crash: seat belt syndrome revisited.},
  author={Robert S Porter and Ning Zhao},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={418-24}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE Investigators have described a "seat belt syndrome" consisting variously of injuries to the lumbar or cervical spine, abdominal contents, or all 3. In this study we sought to identify these and any other patterns of injury associated with seat belt use in patients who presented to a trauma center after a motor vehicle crash. METHODS The charts of all patients involved in motor vehicle crashes who presented as trauma alerts to the study institution between January 1, 1991, and… CONTINUE READING

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