Pelvic fractures due to falls from a height in people with mental disorders

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Background: Pelvic fracture resulting from a fall, is a serious condition with morbidity and mortality that are higher among people with mental disorders. Methods: A retrospective study of fall pelvic fractures 1999-2006, comparing clinical features of cases with and without mental disorders. Results: Of 248 participants, 69 had comorbid mental disorder, sustained worse injuries requiring more treatment, and displayed injury recidivism. Conclusion: A strategy of injury prevention is vital in the subsequent management of these patients. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Fang, J. F., Shih, L. Y., Lin, B. C., & Hsu, Y. P. (2008). Pelvic fractures due to falls from a height in people with mental disorders. Injury, 39(8), 881–888. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2008.03.012

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