Duverney fracture

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Fall two metres.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Comminuted fracture of the right iliac wing. No extension to the acetabulum or sacro-iliac joint. No other fracture identified. 

Case Discussion

Duverney fractures are the eponymous name given to isolated iliac wing fracture. These are considered stable fracture and most commonly occur from a direct blow. However, they are often associated with other orthopaediac, neurological or abdominal blunt trauma injuries. 

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Case information

rID: 39019
Case created: 16th Aug 2015
Last edited: 31st Aug 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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