Which pelvic ring fractures are potentially lethal?

  title={Which pelvic ring fractures are potentially lethal?},
  author={S{\'e}bastien Ruatti and St{\'e}phanie Guillot and Julien Brun and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Thony and Pierre Bouzat and Jean François Payen and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Tonetti},
  volume={46 6},
PURPOSE Global mortality of polytraumatised patients presenting pelvic ring fractures remains high (330%), despite improvements in treatment algorithms in Level I Trauma Centers. Many classifications have been developed in order to identify and analyse these pelvic ring lesions. However, it remains difficult to predict intra-pelvic haemorrhage. The aim of this study was to identify pelvic ring anatomical lesions associated with significant blood loss, susceptible to lead to life-threatening… CONTINUE READING