Open book pelvic injury

Open book pelvic injuries are most often the result of high-energy trauma and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality due to associated vascular injuries. 

Pathology

Open book pelvic injuries result from an anteroposterior compression injury to the pelvis and result in a combination of ligamentous rupture and/or fractures to both the anterior and posterior arches 5:

Associations

See also

Fractures
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rID: 20543
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
  • Open book fracture
  • Open book pelvic injuries

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