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Pelvic splints for all types of suspected pelvic fractures

Report by: Natalie Evans, GDMO

Search checked by: Surg Cdr Jason Smith RN, Consultant Emergency Physician

Institution: Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK

Three-part question

In [patients with pelvic injuries other than open book fractures] does [application of a pelvic splint] affect [survival, outcome or the incidence of adverse effects]?

Clinical scenario

A 30-year-old man falls from a third storey window on to concrete. He …

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