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An Evidence-Based Approach To Managing Injuries Of The Pelvis And Hip In The Emergency Department (Trauma CME)

December 2010

Abstract

Injuries to the pelvis and hip are wide-ranging, from benign to life-threatening. The life-threatening injuries predominantly involve disruption of the pelvic ring. Although hip injuries that are localized to the acetabulum and proximal femur and avulsion injuries can be severe and cause significant morbidity, they are generally not life-threatening. This issue of Emergency Medicine Practice will discuss several common hip and pelvis injuries, dividing them into high-energy and low-energy injuries. High-energy injuries, generally the result of motor vehicle collisions and high-level falls, include pelvic ring disruptions, hip dislocations, and acetabulum fractures. Low-energy injuries can be seemingly atraumatic in nature, and include avulsion injuries, hip arthroplasty dislocations, and insufficiency fractures.

Keywords:

pelvis, pelvic, pelvic fracture, pelvic injury, pelvic binding, hip fracture, hip dislocation, acetabulum fracture, avulsion injury, hip reduction

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