Epidemiology of Pelvic Ring Fractures in a Level 1 Trauma Center in the Netherlands
SourceHip & Pelvis, 29, 4, (2017), pp. 253-261
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Hip & Pelvis
SubjectRadboudumc 10: Reconstructive and regenerative medicine RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences; Radboudumc 10: Reconstructive and regenerative medicine RIMLS: Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences
Purpose: This study was conducted to study the epidemiology, classification, treatment and outcome of a large patient group with pelvic ring injury in a level 1 trauma center in the Netherlands. Materials and Methods: In the period of 2004 to 2014, we encountered 537 patients with a pelvic fracture. Many of them are due to a high energy trauma and therefore many concomitant injuries are observed. Tile A fractures were seen in 137 patients (25.5%), Tile B fractures in 211 (39.3%) and Tile C fractures in 189 patients (35.2%). Results: Patients with unstable fracture types (Tile B1 and B3, Tile C) had significantly higher injury severity score, transfusion rates, need for laparotomy and definitive operative stabilization and complication rate. However, mortality did not differ significantly among Tile A, B or C fractures. Conclusion: Overall outcome was good with a mortality rate of 13.6%, which is comparable with other rAelpmorotsst. half of the patients treated could directly be dismissed to their own homes.
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