Pelvic fracture mechanism of injury in vehicular trauma patients.

  title={Pelvic fracture mechanism of injury in vehicular trauma patients.},
  author={E C Gokcen and Andrew R. Burgess and John H. Siegel and S Mason-Gonzalez and Patricia C Dischinger and Shiu M Ho},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={789-95; discussion 795-6}
To investigate the correlation between motor vehicle crash mechanisms and pelvic injury in front-seat occupants, we retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of, and had complete crash reconstructions performed for, 145 vehicular trauma patients with injury Severity Scores greater than 16 admitted to a level I trauma center. After excluding rear-seat and ejected occupants, 44 of the remaining 115 patients had pelvic injuries. We excluded acetabular fractures and classified the remaining 26… CONTINUE READING


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