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Open book fracture

An open book fracture of the pelvis is a kind of fracture that results from an anteroposterior compression injury to the pelvis. This causes disruption of pubic symphysis and the pelvis opens like a book. The pubis rami may be fractured in vertically orientation (c.f. lateral compression fractures where the pubic rami fracture is horizontally oriented) instead of the disruption of the symphisis pubis. This type of fracture may be accompanied by sacroilial joint disruption.

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