Pelvic ring disruptions: Effective classification system and treatment protocols

Andrew R. Burgess, Brian J. Eastridge, Jeremy W R Young, T. Scott Ellison, P. Stribling Ellison, Attila Poka, G. Howard Bathon, Robert J. Brumback

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Abstract

From January 1, 1985, to September 10, 1988, 210 consecutive patients with high-energy pelvic ring disruptions (exclusive of acetabular fractures) were admitted to a statewide referral center for adult multiple trauma. They were treated by one of four attending orthopaedic traumatologists per protocol as determined by their injury classification and hemodynamic status; the injury classification system was based on the vector of force involved and the quantification of disruption from that force, i.e., lateral compression, anteroposterior compression, vertical shear, and combined mechanical injury. Of the 210 patients, 162 had complete charts: 126 (78.0%) were admitted directly from the scene, 110 (67.9%) were injured in motor vehicle or motorcycle accidents, 25 (15.0%) were admitted in shock (blood pressure

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)848-856
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Volume30
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Surgery

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Burgess, A. R., Eastridge, B. J., Young, J. W. R., Ellison, T. S., Ellison, P. S., Poka, A., Bathon, G. H., & Brumback, R. J. (1990). Pelvic ring disruptions: Effective classification system and treatment protocols. Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, 30(7), 848-856.