On this episode of the BIG T Trauma series Drs. Patrick Georgoff, Teddy Puzio, and Jason Brill discuss hemodynamically unstable pelvic fractures. These patients are sick!! Really sick. Join us for a practical discussion about the best way to manage gnarly pelvic fractures. From binders to angioembolization to pelvic packing to REBOA, we cover it all.
- Burlew et al, Preperitoneal pelvic packing reduces mortality in patients with life-threatening hemorrhage due to unstable pelvic fractures. J Trauma 2017: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27893645/
- McDonogh et al, Preperitoneal packing versus angioembolization for the initial management of hemodynamically unstable pelvic fracture: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Trauma 2022: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34991126/
- Li et al, Role of pelvic packing in the first attention given to hemodynamically unstable pelvic fracture patients: a meta-analysis, J ournal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology 2022: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35799073/
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