Pelvic open fractures.

  • Joseph F Perry
  • Published 1980 in Clinical orthopaedics and related research


Thirty-one of 738 patients with pelvic fracture (1970--1978) had open pelvic fractures. Eight per cent of all pelvic fractures due to pedestrian accidents and 12.5% due to motorcycle accidents were open. The mortality for open pelvic fractures was 42% compared with 10.3% for closed pelvic fractures. The open pelvic fracture was the primary or an important… (More)