Id 1029 Ischiopubic Fractures: Simple But Not Innocent

Conference: 
Author(s): 
Katsakoulas I, Christodoulou E, Galanakos S, Papageorgiou E, Korompelis P, Marinos G
Greece
drevapap@gmail.com
Text: 
Aim(s) or purpose: To determine the potential complications of ischiopubic fractures.
Design and method: Over a five year period 65 patients with ischiopubic fractures were hospitalised at our department. There were 34 females and 31 males, with mean of age 78 years. 12 (18.4 %) of the patients were multiply injured. In all cases initial haemodynamic status and basic laboratory screening, as haemoglobin level, type and cross-match were included. The mean follow-up was 8 months (range: 6 to 11 months).
Results: The most common extrapelvic lesions were thoracic injuries in 5 cases (7.6 %) and severe head injuries (GCS?Conclusions: Despite the stability of this type of fractures, may cause major and fatal complications. Our opinion is that these patients must be hospitalised.
Literature: 
ID 1029
Ischiopubic fractures: simple but not innocent