Duverney fracture

Duverney fractures are a type of pelvic fracture most commonly occurring in the setting of a direct blow to the ilium, with a resultant isolated iliac wing fracture. It is regarded as a stable injury but may be operated on in the event of severe comminution. 

History and etymology

It is named after Joseph Guichard Duverney (1648-1730), a French surgeon.

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rID: 1249
Section: Pathology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Duverney fractures
  • Duverney's fracture

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