Pelvic trauma can involve anything from an automobile accidental injury, an ATV injury, a motorcycle injury or even a fall from a great height. The pelvic structure is an ovoid collection of bones that connect the vertebral spine to the legs. The pelvis also protects the urinary bladder and, in women, the uterus and reproductive organs.
What is Pelvic Trauma?
Pelvic trauma can mean a fractured pelvis. It can also mean damage to the structures normally protected by the pelvic architecture. These types of injuries are usually blunt trauma injuries with high forces, such as those that occur in motor vehicle accidents, ATV accidents and motorcycle accidents, among others. Penetrating injuries are due to knife wounds and gunshot wounds to the pelvic area.