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2022 Feb 02

Diagnostics (Basel)



Imaging Review of Pelvic Ring Fractures and Its Complications in High-Energy Trauma.


Leone E, Garipoli A, Ripani U, Lanzetti R M, Spoliti M, Creta D, Giannace C, Galluzzo A, Trinci M, Galluzzo M
Diagnostics (Basel). 2022 Feb 02; 12(2).
PMID: 35204475.


Pelvic ring fractures are common in high-energy blunt trauma, especially in traffic accidents. These types of injuries have a high rate of morbidity and mortality, due to the common instability of the fractures, and the associated intrapelvic vascular and visceral complications. Computed tomography (CT) is the gold standard technique in the evaluation of pelvic trauma because it can quickly and accurately identify pelvic ring fractures, intrapelvic active bleeding, and lesions of other body systems. To properly guide the multidisciplinary management of the polytrauma patient, a classification criterion is mandatory. In this review, we decided to focus on the Young and Burgess classification, because it combines the mechanism and the stability of the fractures, helping to accurately identify injuries and related complications.