The effect of pelvic fracture on mortality after trauma: an analysis of 63,000 trauma patients.

@article{Sathy2009TheEO,
  title={The effect of pelvic fracture on mortality after trauma: an analysis of 63,000 trauma patients.},
  author={Ashoke K Sathy and Adam J. Starr and Wade R. Smith and Alan Elliott and Juan J Agudelo and Charles M. Reinert and Joseph P. Minei},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2009},
  volume={91 12},
  pages={2803-10}
}
BACKGROUND The understanding of the mortality risk posed by pelvic fracture is incomplete. The purposes of this study were (1) to compare the mortality risk associated with a pelvic fracture with the risk conferred by other injuries and (2) to determine if the association of a pelvic fracture with mortality varies when combined with other known risk factors. METHODS Trauma registry records from two level-I trauma centers were examined. Regression analysis was done on 63,033 patients to assess… CONTINUE READING

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