Pelvis fracture (PFX)

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  • View:
    Lateral and VD

  • Defining characteristics:
    Disruption of the cortex in one or more bones of the pelvis
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  • Common differential diagnoses:
    Traumatic fracture, pathologic fracture, artifactual due to overlapping or positioning

  • Helpful additional data:
    Was there trauma (vehicular, stepped on, dog attack)
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  • Commonly associated diagnostics:
    Consider *SignalCare MDB in advance of medical or surgical therapy.

  • Commonly associated treatments:
    Request immediate analgesia, consider setting up a urinary catheter if the patient is large, discuss surgical options, and consider cage confinement

  • Commonly associated home care:
    Based on treatment, cage rest vs. surgery


*SignalCare MDB = CBC/Chemistry/Urinalysis/Thoracic ultrasound/Abdominal ultrasound