Open book fracture

Dr Ian Bickle and Dr Bita Abbasi et al.

Open book fracture of the pelvis is a pelvic fracture that results from an anteroposterior compression injury to the pelvis.

Pathology

This causes disruption of pubic symphysis and the pelvis opens like a book. The pubic rami may be fractured in vertically orientation instead of the disruption of the symphysis pubis. This type of fracture may be accompanied by sacroiliac joint disruption.

Associations

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rID: 20543
Section: Classifications
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Open book fracture of the pelvis
  • Open book fracture of pelvis
  • Pelvic open book fractures
  • Open book fractures
  • Pelvic open book fracture
  • Open book fractures of pelvis
  • Open book fractures of the pelvis
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