Is the ‘gold standard’ losing its luster?

By Annie Hayashi

Pelvic packing may produce better results than pelvic angiography

“People with pelvic fractures come into our emergency department from a helicopter or ambulance and are in the operating room within 20 minutes,” reported Maj. Patrick Osborn, MD, at the recent Orthopaedic Trauma Association annual meeting. “The evolution of a procedure for retroperitoneal pelvic packing has been a multidisciplinary effort with our general surgery colleagues and has translated into quick decisive care for these seriously injured trauma patients.”

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