Pelvic trauma: WSES classification and guidelines

Federico Coccolini, Philip F. Stahel, Giulia Montori, Walter Biffl, Tal M. Horer, Fausto Catena, Yoram Kluger, Ernest E. Moore, Andrew B. Peitzman, Rao Ivatury, Raul Coimbra, Gustavo Pereira Fraga, Bruno Pereira, Sandro Rizoli, Andrew Kirkpatrick, Ari Leppaniemi, Roberto Manfredi, Stefano Magnone, Osvaldo Chiara, Leonardo SolainiMarco Ceresoli, Niccolò Allievi, Catherine Arvieux, George Velmahos, Zsolt Balogh, Noel Naidoo, Dieter Weber, Fikri Abu-Zidan, Massimo Sartelli, Luca Ansaloni

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

270 Citations (Scopus)


Complex pelvic injuries are among the most dangerous and deadly trauma related lesions. Different classification systems exist, some are based on the mechanism of injury, some on anatomic patterns and some are focusing on the resulting instability requiring operative fixation. The optimal treatment strategy, however, should keep into consideration the hemodynamic status, the anatomic impairment of pelvic ring function and the associated injuries. The management of pelvic trauma patients aims definitively to restore the homeostasis and the normal physiopathology associated to the mechanical stability of the pelvic ring. Thus the management of pelvic trauma must be multidisciplinary and should be ultimately based on the physiology of the patient and the anatomy of the injury. This paper presents the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) classification of pelvic trauma and the management Guidelines.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5
JournalWorld Journal of Emergency Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 18 2017


  • ABO
  • Angiography
  • External fixation
  • Guidelines
  • Injury
  • Internal fixation
  • Management
  • Mechanic
  • Pelvic
  • Pelvic ring fractures
  • Preperitoneal pelvic packing
  • Trauma
  • X-ray

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine


Dive into the research topics of 'Pelvic trauma: WSES classification and guidelines'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this