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External Fixation of the Pelvis in Damage Control Orthopedics

Chapter

Abstract

Damage control orthopedics for pelvic fractures involves early identification of the potentially lethal injury which can cause exsanguination [1], and prompt decision making to determine which fracture patterns require pelvic external fixation.

Keywords

Iliac Crest External Fixation Pelvic Fracture Pelvic Ring Sacral Fracture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity Hospital LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA

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