Classification of pelvic injury

There are various system of classification, the two most commonly used are:

1.Young-Burgess Classification – more common and useful in ED as it is based on mechanism and stability.

Fig.22 Edited image via Radiopaedia.orgCase courtesy of Dr Matt Skalski

2. Tile Classification – based on pelvic stability and useful for guiding pelvic reconstruction.


Learning bite

Young-Burgess Classification Type II and III/ Tile B and C are all unstable pelvic fractures requiring surgical intervention2.