Current Geriatrics Reports

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 101–108

Management of Pelvic Ring Fractures in the Geriatric Patient

Geriatric Orthopedics (EG Meinberg, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s13670-014-0082-9

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Alton, T.B. & Firoozabadi, R. Curr Geri Rep (2014) 3: 101. doi:10.1007/s13670-014-0082-9
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Abstract

Pelvic fractures in the geriatric population are increasing in incidence. Those resulting from high-energy trauma result in increased mortality rates and can be challenging to manage due to polypharmacy and multiple patient comorbidities. Low energy pelvic fractures can be difficult to diagnose and exceptionally painful for patients. Injury to the posterior pelvis guides management. All patients with fragility fractures should be evaluated for osteoporosis and managed according to established guidelines.

Keywords

Geriatric Pelvic fracture High-energy Low-energy Evaluation Management Classification Radiographs Stable Unstable Outcomes Operative Nonoperative Osteoporosis 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Harborview Medical CenterUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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