Fragility fractures of the pelvis

Gillian L S Soles, Tania A. Ferguson

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Abstract

Fragility fractures of the pelvis are common and the incidence is increasing with the aging population. The primary risk factor is osteoporosis. Diagnosis is challenging and advanced imaging with computed tomography (CT), bone scintigraphy, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is helpful. These injuries result in significant morbidity, including prolonged hospitalization, immobility, and loss of autonomy in previously active patients. The mortality rate is high, similar to hip fracture patients. This problem is underappreciated and deserves attention. An opportunity exists to improve outcomes with medical and surgical management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)222-228
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012

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Pelvis
Hip Fractures
Radionuclide Imaging
Osteoporosis
Hospitalization
Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Morbidity
Bone and Bones
Mortality
Incidence
Wounds and Injuries
Population

Keywords

  • Elderly pelvic ring fractures
  • Fragility fractures
  • Osteoporotic fractures
  • Sacral insufficiency fractures
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Fragility fractures of the pelvis. / Soles, Gillian L S; Ferguson, Tania A.

In: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, Vol. 5, No. 3, 09.2012, p. 222-228.

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Soles, Gillian L S ; Ferguson, Tania A. / Fragility fractures of the pelvis. In: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine. 2012 ; Vol. 5, No. 3. pp. 222-228.
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