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Pelvis(trauma)

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Trauma to the pelvis is a serious problem with an overall mortality of 5%. Fractures themselves may be the cause of longterm disability but in addition one must also remember that pelvic fractures are often complicated by damage to;

  • Bladder
  • Urethra
  • Bowel
  • Blood vessels
  • Nerves

Genitourinary damage can occur in up to 1 in 5 pelvic fractures.


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