Pelvic fracture in geriatric patients: a distinct clinical entity.

@article{Henry2002PelvicFI,
  title={Pelvic fracture in geriatric patients: a distinct clinical entity.},
  author={Sharon M. Henry and Andrew N. Pollak and Alan L Jones and Sharon A Boswell and Thomas M. Scalea},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2002},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={
          15-20
        }
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to describe differences in demographics, injury pattern, transfusion needs, and outcome of pelvic fractures in older versus younger patients. METHODS This was a retrospective registry review of all patients with pelvic fractures admitted directly from the scene between January 1998 and December 1999. RESULTS We cared for 234 patients with pelvic fractures during the study period. Mean age was 37.2 years, 51% were men, and mean Injury Severity Score… CONTINUE READING
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