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2005 Pelvic Fractures in Emergency Medicine eMedicine Emergency

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Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/825869-overview

Description: Author: Charles Sheppard, MD, FACEP. 2005
Pelvic fracture is a disruption of the bony structure of the pelvis. In elderly persons, the most common cause is a fall from a standing position. However, the most significant fractures involve significant forces such as a motor vehicle crash or fall from a significant height.
Synonyms and related keywords: pelvic fracture, fracture of the pelvis, acetabular fractures, lateral compression fractures, transverse fractures of the pubic rami, avulsion fracture, Young classification system, anterior-posterior compression fractures

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Language: English

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