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PEM Ortho X-ray Curriculum

General Considerations

    • The pelvis is composed of five bones: ilium, ischium, pubis, sacrum, and coccyx.
    • Most trauma to the pelvis and hips can be evaluated with an AP projection and frog-lateral view of the pelvis and hips.
    • Other injuries require special projections such as anterior and posterior obliques views of the pelvis, and groin-lateral view.
    • CT of the pelvis is the technique of choice for evaluating complex fracture patterns, degree of displacement and soft tissue injury.