Outcome after pelvic ring fractures: Evaluation using the medical outcomes short form SF-36

C W Oliver, B Twaddle, J Agel, M L Routt

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Fifty-five multiply injured patients with operatively treated unstable pelvic fractures were evaluated for patient-oriented outcome measures. Forty-six adult patients were eligible to complete the SF-36 medical outcome score and completed the SF-36 eight scale medical outcome score by postal questionnaire at a mean follow up to 2 years. The average Injury Severity Score of the eligible patients was 17.5. The average age of the patients was 32 years and 8 months. Fractures were classified by the Tile classification and there were 13 type B and 33 type C pelvic fractures. Seventy-six per cent of patients responded to the surgery. There was a 14 per cent impairment in physical outcome score and a 5.5 per cent impairment in mental outcome score compared with the normal population. The physical and mental outcome of multiply injured patients with pelvic fractures can be measured objectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635-41
Number of pages7
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • adult
  • female
  • follow-up studies
  • fracture fixation
  • fractures
  • humans
  • male
  • mental health
  • multiple trauma
  • pelvic bones
  • prospective studies
  • treatment outcome
  • bone


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