Pelvic fractures: part 2. Contemporary indications and techniques for definitive surgical management.

@article{Langford2013PelvicFP,
  title={Pelvic fractures: part 2. Contemporary indications and techniques for definitive surgical management.},
  author={Joshua R. Langford and Andrew R. Burgess and Frank Anthony Liporace and George John Haidukewych},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  year={2013},
  volume={21 8},
  pages={458-68}
}
Once the patient with pelvic fracture is resuscitated and stabilized, definitive surgical management and anatomic restoration of the pelvic ring become the goal. Understanding injury pattern by stress examination with the patient under anesthesia helps elucidate the instability. Early fixation of the unstable pelvis is important for mobilization, pain control, and prevention of chronic instability or deformity. Current pelvic fracture management employs a substantial amount of percutaneous… CONTINUE READING

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