When seconds count, pelvic stabilization devices save lives.

When seconds count, you need the most effective and reliable pelvic fracture treatment available.

The answer is not a bedsheet. It’s a Pelvic Stabilization Device specifically designed to provide stabilizing symmetrical and circumferential compression:

Pelvic Fracture Clinical Review PaperPelvic Stabilization Devices are the right answer for EMS and hospital critical care teams.

Recent clinical evidence indicates that Pelvic Stabilization Devices improve pelvic fracture outcomes, and T-PODResponder is easy to apply by a single EMS professional in the field, provides symmetrical, circumferential compression, and does not need to be removed for MRI, X-Ray or CT scans.

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“If you want to reduce the volume in the pelvis, I have never seen nor used anything that works as well as the T-POD.”
Captain Peter Rhee, MD, MPH, FACS, DMCC Director, Naval Trauma Training Center, Professor of Surgery, Molecular Cellular Biology, LA/USC Medical Center

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T-PODResponder: Pyng Medical’s Next Generation Pelvic Stabilization Device

Based on the design of our popular T-POD product, T-PODResponder features a thinner and more compact design to better fit in your emergency bags (a 3-4mm thickness compared to the 7-8mm thickness of T-POD). The new 100% polyurethane material is thinner, breathable, latex-free, durable, contains moisture wicking capabilities and will not fray even when cut to size.


One Size Fits All:

Unlike many pelvic bands or pelvic stabilization devices, T-PODResponder is one-size-fits all for both children (over 50 pounds) and adults. This means you only have to carry one size of device with you at any time.

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6 Reasons to Choose T-PODResponder:

  • One person can apply. Designed with an easy-to-tighten pulley system, T-PODResponder can be applied by one person in the field.
  • One size fits all. You can customize the fit of T-PODResponder for nearly any size person over 50 lbs.
  • 100% radiolucent. T-PODResponder is designed without the use of metal so it does not have to be removed for MRI, X-Ray and CT scans.
  • Compact and lightweight. Designed to better fit into your emergency bag.
  • Using a unique mechanical advantage pulley system, T-PODResponder ensures simultaneous, symmetrical compression, where and when needed—placing control of the tightening process in the hands of providers.
  • Early pre-hospital pelvic immobilization using T-PODResponder reduces morbidity, mortality, blood loss, the need for blood transfusions and hospital length of stay.

T-PODResponder Clinical Advantage:

  • Effective and easy-to-use device to stabilize the pelvic ring in patients that have suspected pelvic fractures and possible internal bleeding.1
  • Can substantially reduce transfusion requirements, length of hospital stay, as well as reduce mortality in patients with unstable pelvic fractures.2
  • Can provide better stabilization of a globally unstable pelvic fracture than an external fixator. 3

References:

  1. Tan EC, van Stigt SF, van Vugt AB. Effect of a new pelvic stabilizer (T-POD®) on reduction of pelvic volume and haemodynamic stability in unstable pelvic fractures. Injury. 2010 Dec;41(12):1239-43. PubMed: PM21374905
  2. Croce MA, Magnotti LJ, Savage SA, Wood GW, Fabian TC. Emergent pelvic fixation in patients with exsanguinating pelvic fractures. J Am Coll Surg. 2007 May;204(5):935-9. PubMed: PM17481514
  3. Prasarn ML, Horodyski M, Conrad B, Rubery PT, Dubose D, Small J, Rechtine GR.. Comparison of external fixation versus the trauma pelvic orthotic device on unstable pelvic injuries: a cadaveric study of stability. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Jun ;72(6):1671-5.

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T-PODResponder Pelvic Stabilization Benefits:

  • Small & Lightweight Design – Featuring a 3-4mm thickness compared to the 7-8mm thickness of the previous T-POD design, T-PODResponder is now smaller and more compact than ever to better fit into your emergency bag.
  • One Person Application – The unique easy-to-tighten pulley system means that T-PODResponder can be easily applied by just one person in the field.
  • One Size Fits All – No carrying around different sizes. You can quickly and easily trim T-PODResponder to customize the fit for any size person over 50 lbs. For morbidly obese patients, you can easily combine two T-PODResponder devices together. The device can be safely applied to any sized child over 50 lbs., so long as a 6-8 inch gap along the midline can be obtained.
  • 100% Radiolucent – You do not have to remove and then reapply T-PODResponder for radiological procedures. Designed using no metallic parts, T-PODResponder can stay on and keep your patient’s pelvic region stable during MRI, X-Ray and CT scans.
  • Symmetrical, Circumferential Compression – Designed using a unique pulley system spanning nearly the width of the belt, T-PODResponder offers compression that is evenly distributed on both sides of the pulley system and across the width of the binder.
  • Modulated Compression – Unlike a buckle system where compression can only be adjusted at certain settings, the T-PODResponder pulley system means that infinite adjustments can be made.
  • Over-tightening Prevention – T-PODResponder’s pulley system features a 6-8” gap that is designed specifically to prevent over-tightening.
  • Improved Material – The new T-PODResponder uses new 100% polyurethane material that is thinner, breathable, latex-free, durable and contains moisture wicking capabilities. Better yet, the new material will not fray even when cut to size.

About Pelvic Trauma & Stabilization

Pelvic fractures account for approximately 3% of all diagnosed skeletal fractures. The pelvis is a specified anatomic area of the body. It is a complex structure composed of bones and ligaments. The major functions of the pelvis are to support the body, protect a variety of internal organs and blood cell production. Traumatic pelvic fractures occur most commonly at the symphysis pubis, pubic rami and lateral to the sacroiliac joints. Pelvic fractures are most commonly produced by a blunt trauma event with significant deceleration energy. There are a variety of common classification systems in use based on the directions of the forces involved and the movement of the various bones from their normal positions.

The most common causes of pelvic fractures are motor vehicle collisions, pedestrian versus motor vehicle collisions and motorcycle accidents. Other common causes are falls by the elderly, falls from greater than 3.6 meters for younger patients and a variety of sports injuries.

Pelvic fractures present a difficult pre-hospital and hospital treatment challenge and have a very high mortality rate. There is a great diversity in mortality rate secondary to pelvic trauma; studies demonstrate a mortality rate of 5% to 50%. The major reason for this high mortality rate is significant hemorrhage that may occur in the pelvis with minimal external signs. The significant bleeding that occurs with pelvic fractures is mainly due to the presence of numerous major blood vessels that are in the pelvis and the high vascularity of the organs that are in the pelvis. Additionally, retroperitoneal bleeding may be a major complication leading to the loss of up to 6 liters of blood. Because of the high forces required to produce pelvic fractures these injuries are also an indicator for significant comorbidities and concomitant injuries.

Rapid assessment, stabilization and compression are critical to minimizing mortality in the treatment of pelvic fractures. For thousands of years splinting and stabilization has been the traditional treatment for fractures. The use of a sheet, pneumatic anti-shock garment (PASG) or military anti-shock trousers (MAST) and a vacuum type or long board splinting device have been the traditional means to stabilize, compress and approximate the bones of a pelvic fracture. During the last 15 years external fixation is emerging as a hospital based treatment for pelvic fractures.

Another new group of devices for pelvic fractures are Pelvic Orthotic Devices (PODs). Numerous studies discuss the numerous benefits of Pelvic Orthotic Devices. The most obvious benefit is that they can be applied rapidly, even in the pre-hospital environment, to compress the pelvis, stabilize the bones and rapidly limit blood loss.

About Pelvic Slings

When pelvic trauma has occurred, binding the hips quickly and effectively is imperative to reduce the risk of complications, including internal bleeding. Traditionally, a sheet has been used to bring the pelvis together, but unfortunately, optimal tightness is extremely difficult to achieve and it will loosen over time.

T-PODResponder is a specialized pelvic sling, developed to make the job of binding the pelvis more effective and easier to accomplish. It is the only pelvic sling to offer simultaneous circumferential compression, through its patented Mechanical Advantage pulley system. T-PODResponder easily draws the pelvic ring closed without straining and holds the pressure evenly while it is in use.

T-PODResponder is effective in a variety of pelvic trauma situations. In fact, it can successfully support and stabilize the pelvis with a variety of injuries and situations, including:

  • Auto and motorcycle accidents
  • Individuals who have experienced a fall
  • Snowboard, skiing, snowmobile or other sporting accidents
  • Workers who have fallen or been crushed
  • Post-surgery for caesarian sections, hernias, or hysterectomies

Clinical and Technical Information:

How TPODResponder Works

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When treating a pelvic injury or significant pelvic pain, T-PODResponder is a fast, simple, effective, and non-invasive lifesaving device.

The specially engineered Mechanical Advantage pulley allows T-PODResponder to be easily drawn closed without straining and ensures safe, balanced, pelvic compression.

And, by using simultaneous circumferential compression and secure closure, TPODResponder can hold the pelvic ring closed for up to 48 hours without loss of pressure. Reduced blood loss and reduced pain mean fewer complications and shorter hospital stays.

Protocol Guide

Protocol Guide

Protocol Guide: This document provides an example/format to help you develop the actual protocol you will use for your organization. Your actual organizational protocol must be approved by the medical supervisor or medical director and must comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations