Pelvic binder - improvised

Case contributed by Leonardo Lustosa

Presentation

Suspected pelvic instability

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Improvised pelvic binder.

Case Discussion

The patient was brought up to the hospital by the Mobile Emergency and Resuscitation Service. The prehospital rescue team suspected pelvic instability and improvised a pelvic binder using a moldable splint.

Pelvic instability was later discarded, but pelvic binders are important if suspected instability, such as in open book fractures, and can prevent major hemorrhages. 

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