Treatment of Pelvic Ring Fractures in the Elderly

2015-10-29 14:53:24 | BioPortfolio


Pelvic ring fractures in the elderly are associated with high morbidity during standard conservative treatment due to immobility. Furthermore the risk of long term dependence even after the fracture has united is high. In analogy to the treatment of hip fractures in a similar patient population, patients might benefit from surgical treatment due to a reduction in pain and early mobilization.


Comparison of surgical vs conservative treatment with respect to mobility, pain, morbidity and mortality.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Pelvic Pain


experimental intervention surgery, control intervention


University Hospital Basel




University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland

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