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I would be very grateful if the author of this clinical image could
be given the opportunity to describe the clinical aspects of the case.
Pelvic splints are applied in the pre-hospital environment for
suspected pelvic fractures and should be removed by the emergency
department when imaging has excluded an unstable fracture pattern and when
the patient is haemodynamically stable.
Could the author please inform readers:
How long was the splint applied before the complications arose?
Was the pelvic belt a recognised commercial splint?
What was the pelvic fracture on imaging and was this a stable injury?
Was the patient haemodynamically stable?
This information will effect our interpretation of the
appropriateness of management