Injury 2022 Feb 12;53(2):481-487. Epub 2021 Dec 12.
Department of Orthopaedics, Denver Health Medical Center, 777 Bannock St, MC 0188, Denver, CO 80204, United States; Department of Orthopaedics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, United States. Electronic address:
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to evaluate how the hospital course of minimally displaced LC1 fractures, with and without occult instability, compares with that of intertrochanteric femur fractures.
Patients And Methods: Retrospective comparative cohort analysis at an urban level one trauma center of 40 consecutive patients with an isolated LC1 pelvic ring injury and 40 age/sex matched patients with an isolated intertrochanteric femur fracture was performed. Medical records and radiographs were reviewed for patient and injury characteristics, including demographics, displacement, time to surgery, ambulation, physical therapy (PT) clearance, hospital length of stay (LOS), and inpatient morphine milligram equivalents (MME). Read More