Pelvic and Acetabular Trauma

All pelvic trauma for the West of Scotland is managed by the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

 

The current Pelvic Team at QEUH includes, Mr Michael Kelly, Mr Luke Campton, Mr Andrew Marsh and Miss Sarah Gill.

For all patients with identified pelvic injuries, please consult the ‘Pelvic & Acetabular Fracture Management’ guideline below for advice and standards of care. This includes up-to-date information regarding involving the Major Trauma Centre and the correct pathway for referral for Pelvic Team input.

 

All referrals must be made via telephone directly to the on call Orthopaedic Registrar at QEUH (0141 452 2735 / 82735).  The minimum dataset required for telephone referral is:

  • Patient name & CHI

  • Referring unit & contact details

  • Mechanism & date of injury

  • Neurovascular status

  • Open or closed injury

  • Haemodynamic status and products given

  • Other injuries & current management

 

Patients should be referred as soon as possible, 7-days a week. Referrals for management advice should not be delayed until the Monday MDT, which is an internal meeting used for pre-op planning and post-op reviews, not for the initial triage of referrals.

 

Upon referral, the Orthopaedic Registrar on call in QEUH will make the Pelvic Consultant on the Pelvic Trauma list that week aware of the referral and you should receive a response within 24hrs. For cases requiring urgent advice and input, the Orthopaedic Registrar on call in QEUH will give you the appropriate Pelvic Consultant discussion to contact directly. If there is any delay in reply beyond 36hrs, please re-contact the Orthopaedic Registrar at QEUH or the Orthopaedic Trauma Coordinator in QEUH (0141 452 2737 / 82737)

 

In addition to the telephone referral, the ‘Pelvic Fracture Referral Form’ below should be completed by the referring Registrar and emailed to Pelvic.Trauma@ggc.scot.nhs.uk, including the patient surname and CHI in the email subject heading.

 

This form reduces the dataset required for the telephone referral, efficiently collects the additional information required for accurate definitive management advice and will aid prompt formal documentation of injuries/advice following the Monday Pelvic Injuries MDT. This mailbox is not monitored daily or without prompting from the telephone referral. An email without telephone referral will not receive a response.