Pelvic fractures result from high-energy injuries, generally the result of motor vehicle collisions and high-level falls . They may also have internal bleeding and damage to nerves and internal organs. Since they are often linked to other internal injuries, pelvic fractures need very careful handling at the accident scene, during transport to hospital and on arrival at hospital.
Pelvic fractures can be associated with increases amount of bleeding, hypotension, and increased mortality. They cause life threatening blood loss, are amongst the most devastating musculoskeletal injuries.
Management and stabilisation of pelvic fractures can be lifesaving. The application of external compression devices such as the pelvic binder is quick, safe, and easy. It can assist in stabilising the damaged pelvic ring , decrease mobility which can have an effect on bleeding and pain.