Pelvic radiography in ATLS algorithms: A diminishing role?

@article{Hilty2008PelvicRI,
  title={Pelvic radiography in ATLS algorithms: A diminishing role?},
  author={Matthias Peter Hilty and Isabelle Behrendt and Lorin M Benneker and Luca Martinolli and Christoforos Stoupis and Donald J Buggy and Heinz Zimmermann and Aristomenis K. Exadaktylos},
  journal={World journal of emergency surgery : WJES},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={11 - 11}
}
BACKGROUND Pelvic x-ray is a routine part of the primary survey of polytraumatized patients according to Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) guidelines. However, pelvic CT is the gold standard imaging technique in the diagnosis of pelvic fractures. This study was conducted to confirm the safety of a modified ATLS algorithm omitting pelvic x-ray in hemodynamically stable polytraumatized patients with clinically stable pelvis in favour of later pelvic examination by CT scan. METHODS We… CONTINUE READING
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