Amy J. Litterini
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The purpose of this case report was to describe the outcomes of PT interventions for a nonagenarian patient following an unstable pelvic ring fracture and to provide an overview for a plan of care supported by research. Unstable pelvic ring fractures are defined by the displacement and deformity of the pelvic bones. Pelvic fractures are rare and only make up 3% of all skeletal injuries; however, the mortality rate of unstable pelvic fractures is extremely high, ranging from 20-50%. Most pelvic fractures are caused by motor vehicle accidents (MVA) in which patients suffer multiple traumas. When patients suffer multiple traumas including a pelvic fracture, their mortality rate increases by 10%, and their ability to return home after treatment decreases by 33%.
The case report paper for this poster can be found here:
Pratt, Julia, "Inpatient Rehabilitation Of A 99-Year-Old Following A High-Impact Unstable Pelvic Ring Fracture: A Case Report" (2018). Case Report Posters. Poster 152.