Pelvic trauma: an orthopaedic surgical and musculoskeletal imaging perspective

Author(s): Dr Amrit Jha, Dr Subhasis Basu

Hospital: Wrightington Hospital

Reference: RAD Magazine, 48, 566, 13-14


Pelvic injury sustained during polytrauma is one of the most challenging and complex cases to manage. Trauma can be associated with significant morbidity and mortality and consist of both low and high energy impacts. High energy trauma is usually seen more in the younger population but it is worth remembering that low energy trauma in elderly patients can be sufficient to present with serious and complex injuries. Multisystem injuries often require a multi-disciplinary approach to successfully manage patients and this often requires coordination from potentially a plethora of medical and surgical teams, including general surgery, orthopaedics, urology, vascular surgeons, radiologists and anaesthesists, ably supported by radiographers and nursing staff throughout the patient journey.

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