How To Use The PelvicBinder

PelvicBinder Training Video

Learn how to fit and apply the PelvicBinder. Learn how to assess the skin during use of the PelvicBinder.

Fitting Instructions

Slide pelvic binder under supine patient. Center pelvic binder over greater trochanters.

Use gap width between plates as a cutting guide. Cut free end of binder just in front of the plate.

After cutting you should have a 4 to 5 inch gap between the two plates.

After pulling the cord to achieve pelvic reduction the lock will hold the tension at the point you stop pulling. To loosen the binder put slight tension on the cord and press the cord lock button.

Nursing considerations


  • Hip circumference range?
    Pelvic Binders are 5 foot long and are “Cut to fit” for each patient
  • Disposable?
    Yes. The binders are one time use only.
  • How long?
    The binders are recommended for temporary pelvic stabilization, 24 to 48 hour use.
  • How often should I check the skin?
    Daily skin assessments should be performed.
  • Skin assessments?
    To assess the skin, one health car provider slides his or her fingers under the binder, to hold the pelvis stable, while another health care provider loosens the binder and inspects the skin.

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