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Pelvic binding is recommended as soon as a pelvic fracture is considered.[1]

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The equipment needed include a thin sheet and two cable ties.[2][3]


Step 1

Place a thin folded sheet crosswise on the bed at the level of the pelvis before the patient arrives.[4]

Step 2

Cross the sheet over the upper femurs and apply slight traction.[5]

Step 3

Fix the two halves with cable ties.[5]

Step 4

Tape the toes together.[2] And you are done.


  1. Roberts and Hedges' clinical procedures in emergency medicine and acute care (Seventh ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Health Sciences. 2019. pp. 939–940. ISBN 9780323547949.
  2. 2.0 2.1 ATLS - Advanced Trauma Life Support - Student Course Manual (10 ed.). American College of Surgeons. 2018. p. 96–97, 352. ISBN 9780996826235.
  3. "Clinical Practice Guidelines : Trauma – Early management of pelvic injuries in children". Archived from the original on 18 April 2021. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  4. "Emergency Stabilization of Unstable Pelvic Fractures". EMS World. Archived from the original on 19 October 2017. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Shackelford, S; Hammesfahr, R; Morissette, D; Montgomery, HR; Kerr, W; Broussard, M; Bennett, BL; Dorlac, WC; Bree, S; Butler, FK (Spring 2017). "The Use of Pelvic Binders in Tactical Combat Casualty Care: TCCC Guidelines Change 1602 7 November 2016". Journal of special operations medicine : a peer reviewed journal for SOF medical professionals. 17 (1): 135–147. PMID 28285493.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)