Radiology ReviewApril, 2011
A woman, approximately 30 years old, is airlifted to your facility after being “found in a ditch,” presumably as a result of a motor vehicle collision. Details are sketchy.
Upon arrival at your facility, she is awake, crying, and complaining of “hurting all over.” She appears to be intoxicated. She is able to give you her name, but not much else in the way of history.
Primary survey shows her vital signs to be: blood pressure, 105/75 mm Hg; heart rate, 102 beats/min; and respiratory rate, 20 breaths/min. She is afebrile. She has a superficial scalp laceration but no other obvious injuries.
You obtain preliminary portable radiographs of the pelvis. What is your impression?