Pelvic fractures must be managed within a trauma system with defined referral pathways. They can be associated with significant haemorrhage, urological injury and other injuries. Specialist units, based at Major Trauma Centres, should have the ability to provide multidisciplinary care for these patients as well as specialist orthogeriatric care for those sustaining fragility fractures.
Inclusions: Patients of all ages with fractures of the pelvic ring.
Exclusions: Isolated acetabular fractures, isolated low energy pubic rami fractures and pathological fractures.
Document which summarises agreed final (auditable) standards for open pelvic fracture management. (269kB)
Acknowledgements to Gordon Carlson and Lyndsay Pearce