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Table 2 Association of the clinical course between patients with isolated pelvic fracture (group A) and patients with combined spine/pelvic injury (group B). Values are shown as n (%), as a mean (μ) or as the mean ± standard deviation (range)

From: Patients with combined pelvic and spinal injuries have worse clinical and operative outcomes than patients with isolated pelvic injuries analysis of the German Pelvic Registry

  Group A (n = 8.151) Group B (n = 2.281) p
Hemodynamical status at admission
 Hb < 8.0 g/dL 12.2% (6/49) 37.9% (139/367)  < 0.0001
 SBP < 100 mm Hg 17.1% (7/41) 58.3% (214/367)  < 0.0001
Operative pelvic stabilization
 Emergency stabilization 6.7% (547) 9.5% (217) 0.176
 Definitive pelvic fixation 29.9% (2 440) 28.8% (656) 0.251
Time till emergency stabilization (min) 113 ± 97 (2–420) 137 ± 106 (3–540)  < 0.0001
Time till definitive fixation (days) 5.4 ± 8.0 (0–42) 7.3 ± 4 (0–32) 0.147
Clinical course
 Length of hospital stay (days) 13 ± 14 (0–213) 28.8 ± 25.6 (0–256)  < 0.0001
 Overall morbidity 9.9% (805) 19.0% (434)  < 0.0001
 Overall mortality 1.9% (157) 7.7% (176) 0.0001
 Blood units within 6 h (μ) 3.6 5.9  < 0.0001
 Blood units between 7–12 h (μ) 1.1 2.4  < 0.0001
 Blood units between 13–24 h (μ) 1.15 1.8 0.532