Management of Pelvic Ring Fractures in the Geriatric Patient
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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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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.