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2024 Journal CME: Current consensus and clinical approach to fragility fractures of the pelvis: an international survey of expert opinion

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Accreditation Statement: The Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:  OTA designates this journal-based CME for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

1. Describe the heterogeneity of opinions and practice patterns in the treatment of fragility fractures of the pelvis (FFP) - including its definition, diagnostic modalities, conservative treatment options, surgical strategies, and follow-up regimens.
2. Identify occult fragility fracture of the pelvis using early CT imaging.
3. Identify surgical indications in patients with FFP that are failing nonoperative management.


  • Author: Laura Jill Kleeblad, MD, PhD

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Original release date: 05/01/2024

Expiration date: 05/01/2025

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour

Statement of Need/Description/or Summary of Gap Analysis:

There is considerable variation in the management of FFP, especially in diagnostic and treatment strategies, among experts in the field of pelvic surgery. This is due, in part, to a lack of high-quality studies and clinical practice guidelines. According to surveyed experts, there is a need to develop evidence-based guidelines for optimal management of FFP. In the meantime, orthopedic practitioners should have an awareness of the significant burden and impact of FFP on patients and healthcare systems.

Instructional Format: This Orthopaedic Trauma Association International Journal CME activity consists of a journal article, a quiz, and an evaluation.

Method of Participation: There are no fees for members to participate in this activity. Non-members must pay $30. This online activity consists of an article, a self-assessment exam, and an evaluation. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ credit, participants must read the journal article, successfully complete the post-test quiz, and achieve a minimum score of 75% on the quiz. The quiz includes 4 multiple choice questions. Learners will be asked to read each question, select an answer, and review the section of the article where the answer is found. Learners will be able to review the content and repeat the quiz as many times as needed. Upon achieving a score of 75% or higher, learners will be asked to complete a post-activity evaluation. A certificate of credit or participation will be available upon successful submission of the post-activity evaluation.


The Orthopaedic Trauma Association has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education requiring mitigation of all conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant commercial interest must be identified in the activity syllabus and/or program.

In accordance with disclosure policies of OTA and the ACCME, every effort has been made to ensure all CME activities are balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. These policies include complying with ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education and mitigating all relevant conflicts of interest for all individuals in control of content.  

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Disclaimer: The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by the OTA.  In no event will the OTA be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.

Commercial Support: There is no commercial support for this activity


Read the CME Article
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Please read the OTAI Journal CME Article by downloading the attached PDF.
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/4 points to pass Please complete the following multiple-choice quiz. You must achieve 75% or higher to pass.
8 Questions
8 Questions Please complete the activity evaluation to claim CME credit for this course.
CME Certificate
Up to 1.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 1.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available