pelvic trauma

Last reviewed 01/2018

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.