Pelvic ring fractures can be lethal owing to the potential for hemodynamic instability or arterial hemorrhage when the pelvic volume is increased. Pelvic binders are the standard of care used to provide circumferential compression to the pelvis, reducing the volume and increasing the intra-pelvic pressure. While commercially available options have been shown to provide adequate stability to the unstable pelvis, the circumferential nature of the binders limits access to the abdomen and groin regions, where accessibility is often necessary during the course of emergency treatment. We introduce a new technology known as the Pelvic Ring Emergency Stabilization System (PRESS). The PRESS device satisfies all required characteristics of a pelvic binding system in a configuration that does not obstruct abdominal or groin access to the patient.
Salas, Christina; Thomas R. Howdieshell; Rachel Tufaro; Lauren Long; Ava K. Mauser; Aneesha Kondapi; and Sherif H. Aboubakr. "Pelvic Ring Emergency Stabilization System (PRESS)." UNM Orthopaedic Research Journal 7, 1 (2018). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/unm_jor/vol7/iss1/24