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Pelvic injuries 

Pelvic injuries
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Pelvic injuries
Author(s):

Jason Smith

, Ian Greaves

, and Keith M Porter

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199543328.003.0013
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date: 23 September 2019

Pelvic injuries 238

Management of pelvic ring fractures 242

Pelvic stabilization 244

Other pelvic injuries 246

Further reading 247

Pelvis means ‘basin-like’. True to its name, the pelvis is a basin formed by a strong bony ring whose stability depends on ligamentous integrity. Disruption of the ring can fill the basin with blood from adjacent vascular structures. Damage to urogenital, gastrointestinal, and neurological structures must also be considered in the presence of pelvic injury....

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