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Pelvic fracture: definitive management

John McMaster

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012047

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Pelvic fracture: definitive management

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Pelvic fractures must be actively managed to avoid peri-operative complications

Understanding stability is the key to pelvic fracture management. Fixation is used to compensate for instability until healing occurs

Long term disability can occur despite optimum fixation.

Chapter.  5546 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Surgical Skills

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