- tamponade blood
(yet pelvis has space for a baby and a beer filled bladder)
- oppose bone ends and stop bleeding
There is no evidence that pelvic binders are harmful when applied to patients with proximal femur or acetabular fracture.
They can cause pressure necrosis
Depending on the mechanism, they may make the injury worse.
Strip patient - should be to skin
Roll patient to 15 degrees
Put folded binder underneath buttocks
Minimise patient movement - ideally they should be scooped on.
Feed black strap through the buckle
Pull black and orange in opposite directions
Pregnancy - should be OK if applied correctly