Risk factors for urethral injuries in men with traumatic pelvic fractures.

@article{Lowe1988RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for urethral injuries in men with traumatic pelvic fractures.},
  author={M A Lowe and Jeffrey T. Mason and Gabriela Luna and Ronald V. Maier and Michael K. Copass and Richard E. Berger},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1988},
  volume={140 3},
  pages={506-7}
}
Urethral injuries are commonly associated with pelvic fractures. The prompt recognition and appropriate management of these injuries may significantly impact subsequent morbidity, yet few studies have addressed the identification of the risk factors for urethral injury in men with pelvic fractures. We reviewed retrospectively the records of 405 men with pelvic fractures seen at our medical center, including 21 (5 per cent) with urethral injuries. Of the 21 men 14 (67 per cent) had fractures… CONTINUE READING