Pelvic Fractures With Bleeding

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Pelvic fractures may be a cause of significant bleeding. There are important anatomical structures next to the sacroiliac joint like superior gluteal artery, obturator artery or a sciatic nerve. The superior gluteal artery is responsible for the majority of bleedings in pelvic fractures with arterial injury. However, a great majority of bleedings in pelvic fractures are from the veins and the fracture itself. Hemorrhage is the most life – threatening complication as far as pelvic injuries are concerned. About 10% of all patients with pelvic fracture will have severe bleeding. Author describes various pelvic fracture types, that are often connected with bleeding. After that, treatment methods are presented.

tags: PELVIS pelvic fracture FRACTURE bleeding


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