Thursday, September 17, 2015

Burrito

Challenge: What's being shown here?

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2 comments:

RaH said...

seems like an improvised pelvic belt, when open book fractures are suspected in trauma patients

Craig Chen said...

yep! its one of several ways to reduce blood loss
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Burrito

The image shows external stabilization of a pelvic fracture, which decreases pelvic volume, promotes tamponade of venous bleeding, and reduces shifting of bony fragments. It is especially used in open book pelvic fractures.

Source: UpToDate.