A talk by Gunnar Sandesjöö at The Big Sick 2023 conference. Kindly shared with permission.
See the TBS23 landing page for the programme and full set of talks.
As long as trauma resuscitation has been a part of the modern medical field, the pelvic fracture has been considered the lethal one. Lots of focus in the emergency room has been directed towards the fracture in itself, just because of an old habit and a misunderstanding of the mechanisms behind the mortality in pelvic trauma. This is all about partly changing the perspective towards a more pathofysiological mind set.
Until we have final edits ready the video below is straight from the livestream. Expect a few audio issues and other glitches here and there.
Head of Department, Trauma Acute Surgery Orthopedics, Karolinska University Hospital
Gunnar Sandersjöö was educated at Karolinska Institutet, combined with studying surgical electives at Vanderbilt University, USA, and received his medical degree in 1989. He completed his specialist training in Orthopaedic surgery at the Karolinska hospital and from the mid 1990’s focused on orthopaedic trauma in the polytrauma setting. He has since subspecialized in spinal and pelvic trauma. Gunnar Sandersjöö is presently the head of the Department of Trauma Acute surgery and Orthopaedic at Karolinska University Hospital, the largest trauma center in Sweden. He is also a board member of OTC (Osteosynthesis and Trauma Care Foundation) and member of the medical board for SLAO (Swedish Ski areas Industri Association).
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