Pelvic fracture classification: correlation with hemorrhage.

  title={Pelvic fracture classification: correlation with hemorrhage.},
  author={Henry Gill Cryer and Frank B Miller and Bernard Mark Evers and L R Rouben and David Seligson},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={28 7},
Hemorrhage remains the leading cause of death in patients with pelvic fractures. To identify patients at greatest risk for massive hemorrhage, we retrospectively reviewed charts and initial emergency room anterior-posterior (AP) radiographs of 245 consecutive patients. Pelvic fractures were classified according to our modification of the Pennel and Sutherland classification scheme. A simple pelvic fracture classification scheme was developed. Using this classification, we can be 90% confident… CONTINUE READING