The T-POD provides simultaneous, circumferential compression of the pelvic ring. Its Mechanical Advantage Pulley System provides for quick, universal compression of the pelvic region with a simple movement of the pull tab. It provides effective stabilization of the pelvic region, and reduces pain that is associated with pelvic fracture treatment.
Quick, circumferential compression
Advantage - Pull the tab, feel the power
High-Visibility, Efficient, Effective Package - The T-POD is packaged in a compact, highly visible, quick-opening package and includes instructions.
Pelvic fractures present a clinical treatment challenge in both the prehospital environment as well as in early stage treatment at most emergency departments. Pelvic fracture mortality is currently between 5% and 50%.
Recent studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of pelvic stabilization devices in stabilizing the pelvis, increasing critical mean arterial pressure, reducing the need for pain medications, reducing the need for blood products, reducing hospital stay, and improving mortality.
Given such data, it is critical for improved outcomes on pelvic fracture patients that pelvic stabilization devices be used as part of treatment protocols, and that bed sheets not be used.
Traditional and successful treatment of pelvic fractures has been based upon immobilization and stabilization. Immobilization and stabilization are effective in reducing pain, preventing additional damage to veins and arteries in the area of the fracture, preventing additional damage to nerves in the area of the fracture, and in preventing additional movement of the bones near the fracture site. Compared to stabilizing “long bone” fractures, stabilizing pelvic fractures at the site of injury remains a challenge.
Pelvic fractures result from significant forces to multiple bones in the pelvic region that may also lacerate large arteries and veins and cause significant damage to a number of very vascular organs. Hemorrhage, the leading cause of death in pelvic fractures, must be managed and controlled beginning in the pre-hospital environment.