Open book pelvic injury

Last revised by Leonardo Lustosa on 30 Apr 2022

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

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Cases and figures

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  • Case 5: with urethral injury
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