Assessment and Emergency Management of Pelvic Ring Injuries

 

In this fast-paced presentation, Samir Mehta, MD, Chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Trauma, reviews the principles of emergency management for pelvic ring injuries before an audience of emergency medical services professionals. Speaking from his practical experience, Dr. Mehta discusses the chief causes and predictors of death from pelvic fractures, thier classifications and presentations, how to determine the type of fracture by feel alone and a simple method to stabilize and reduce pelvic volume in the field (with a live demonstration).

 

 

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