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Featured Article: Standards for the management of open fractures of the lower limb

New comprehensive, evidence based guidelines on the management of open fractures should lead to reorganisation of service delivery and a more comprehensive approach to these potentially catastrophic injuries.

Featured Case Study: Bilateral lower extremity gunshot wound with arterial and venous injury

20 years old man after civilian gunshot wound, arrived in our emergency department with profound shock and ongoing bleeding from gunshot wounds to both thighs.

Featured Images

  • knee-spanning external fixator

    Jan Duijff, trauma fellow

  • London Pelvic Binder

    London Pelvic Binder

    trauma.org


Recent Images

  • A lower leg fracture with arterial injury

    Fractured tibia and fibula

    R.N. Jaime E. Castellanos, Venezuela

  • Grenade injury to the right nasogenian region

    Images: A) Hemi-facial oedema B) Traumatised quadrant C) Grenade splinters D) Tooth fragments.

    Daniel Guerra, Sergio Salazar, Guadalupe Trevino, Hector Martinez & Gerardo Rivera


  • Cervicotrochanteric Fracture

    A cervicotrochanteric fracture, What is the treatment of choice?

    Dr Ashish Khandelwal


  • knee-spanning external fixator

    Jan Duijff, trauma fellow


  • Ring finger - Traumatic amputation of distal phalanx

    Traumatic amputation of distal phalanx

    Dr. Sebastian Arias Ruiz Hospital local de Palestina, Caldas, colombia

  • Alternative to dental implants in the infant patient: A case report of a fractured tooth

    Sequential views and radiographs of fractured tooth.

    Hector R. Martinez, Manuel de la Rosa, Eduardo Garcia Luna and Gerardo Rivera



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Article List

Management of Exsanguinating Pelvis Injuries

An algorithm for the management of exsanguinating pelvic trauma

Karim Brohi, London, UK, May 20, 2008

Severe pelvic injuries associated with disruption of pelvic vasculature carry an extremely high mortality.  A directed approach to management can significantly improve survival in this critical patient group.

The Ideal Pelvic Binder

What's important in a pelvic binder?

Karim Brohi, London, UK, April 17, 2008

Pelvic binders have replaced external fixation for the immediate stablization of pelvic ring fractures.  This article describes the features to look for, and avoid, in choosing a pelvic binder.

Combined Vascular & Skeletal Trauma

, Stanford University, October 07, 2005

Eric Frykberg discusses the management of these complex injuries.

Case Presentations

Anal Necrosis Following Pelvic Crush Injury

John S.Berry MD, Alfred F. Trappey MD, Joseph L. Petfield MD, Julia M. Greene MD, Katherine Markell MD

Julia Greene, November 28, 2012

Arterial haemorrhage within the pelvic circulation can be controlled by nonselective embolization. However, complications are associated with distal ischemia from disruption of the aortoiliac circulation. Reported complications of pelvic crush injury include impotence, lower extremity nerve deficits, left colon ischemia, spinal cord injury, and necrosis of the rectum and gluteal musculature. We report a case of anal canal necrosis after a pelvic crush injury attributed to hypotension, compression by pelvic hematoma, and arterial disruption after selective unilateral transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE).

Bilateral lower extremity gunshot wound with arterial and venous injury

Gunshot injury to both lower limbs requiring vascular damage control

sam zeraatian nejad davani, December 26, 2010

20 years old man after civilian gunshot wound, arrived in our emergency department with profound shock and ongoing bleeding from gunshot wounds to both thighs.

Angiographic Coiling for Pelvic Haemorrhage

Classic Case

, November 28, 2006