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FAST Protocol of Friese et al for a Patient with a Pelvic Fracture Secondary to Blunt Trauma

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Orthopedic Surgery
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care
General Surgery

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The Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) examination may miss cases of hemoperitoneum associated with pelvic fractures secondary to blunt trauma. Friese et al combined FAST with diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL) to improve diagnostic accuracy. The authors are from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

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