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CRO Pelvic Binder

Monday, September 24th, 2018

CRO Medical was started to identify, design and develop medical devices for combat medics. In January 2017, the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) introduced pelvic binding into the protocols due to the high instance of pelvic fractures from common battlefield injuries. 26% of service members that died in OEF/OIF had a pelvic fracture. If you follow the principles of good medicine, carrying a dedicated pelvic binder is an absolute necessity. With this kind of data to support routine pre-hospital pelvic binding, it goes as far as negligence if you don’t carry a binder.

The CRO Pelvic Binder, now FDA approved for commercial sale, went through at least eight versions before arriving at the production model. This design is based off a 5” wrap with a BOA dial for mechanical advantage. We decided to go with BOA due the extremely high tolerances on their hardware and proven track record of reliability. The binder can be placed by a single operator. Binding occurs over the greater trochanters and requires 33 lbs of force at a minimum to “close the book” on an open book pelvic ring fracture, but studies show that over-tightening with the BOA dial is not possible, so there is no risk of causing harm to the patient.

Recently, a third pary medical research group completed the first part of a multi-stage pelvic binding study focused on pelvic binding at point of injury for DoD medical providers. The study shows on a cadaver model, that the CRO binder is the fastest to apply and the preferred option compared to the SAM Pelvic Sling II and the T-POD pelvic binders for special operations medics. Data will be submitted to the Journal of Special Operations Medicine when complete. The CRO Pelvic Binder will be available on GSA and other DoD contract vehicles in the coming weeks. For more information please visit or email

CRO Medic System Preview

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

The CRO Medic System is a scalable system designed as a supplement to your issue kit. We checked it out last month at Warrior East and wanted to give an overview of the system.

It is comprised of seven items:

1x Gunfighter Belt – The base of the system, inner outer gun belt with horizontal and vertical laser cut PALS attachments.

1x Slim Bleeder Kit – Offers appendix carry for MAR. Designed to fit Combat Gauze, ACE Wrap, Cx Seals, NPA. Clamshell pouch opens halfway like an accordion so your gear is retained.

1x Hybrid IFAK – True lumbar carry, rides high over the gun belt. Spin it to the front and it acts as a dangler pouch. Ditch it to the back when it’s not needed. Laser cut PALS wings designed for our TQ covers/ perfect balance when running. Doesn’t move. You’ll forget you have an assault med bag on you.

2x TQ Covers – Offers great retention as well as protection from UV/Dirt. Fast access when you need it. Works with CAT or SOFTT-W.

1x Ankle IFAK *new concept* scalable. Wear on outside of your pants for fast access to a full IFAK. Features 4-finger laser cut handle for easy ditching. Give IFAK to someone to treat out of or use to plus up your own gear. Pull your suit pant over for concealed IFAK carry. Designed for a CAT Gen 7 to ride up the Achilles. Tuck tab if you want to use another type of TQ.

1x Medic Case (most popular item) set up for NARC carry, surgical, airway, any fast combo. Designed for your cargo pocket. Makes a great bag organizer.

Look for additional details on all of these items as well as others, soon.