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The pelvic belt: a cautionary tale of pressure necrosis
  1. Simon Ball,
  2. Nirav K Patel,
  3. Angus Lewis
  1. Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Simon Ball, 26 Albert Road, Teddington, Middlesex, London TW11 0BD, UK; si_ball{at}

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Prehospital emergency care for suspected pelvic injuries involves the use of a pelvic belt. The pressure exerted by the belt will cause necrosis of the soft tissues after a short period of time (see figure 1 …

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