OTA 2019: Small improvement with ORIF vs. non-op treatment of LC pelvic fractures
A Prospective Clinical Trial Comparing Operative versus Nonoperative Fixation of Minimally Displaced Lateral Compression Pelvic Fractures
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Lateral compression (LC) pelvic fractures are common, and often best management is unclear. The authors randomized 94 patients to surgery (n = 44) or non-operative treatment (n = 50). Most fractures were LC-1 type fractures. Outcomes were the 10-point Brief Pain Inventory (BPI), the 100-point Majeed pelvis score. Surgery resulted in a 0.9 reduction in BPI score and a 7.7 score improvement in the M...
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