Malgaigne fracture

Case contributed by Dr Ayush Goel

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Patient Data

Age: 37 yrs
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Vertically oriented fracture of the left iliac bone, involving the sacroiliac joint with widening of joint space antero-inferiorly. No evidence of sacral bone fracture. Fractures of left superior and inferior pubic rami with pubic diastasis.

Fracture of left transverse process of L5 vertebra.

Case Discussion

Malgaigne fracture is an unstable type of pelvic fracture, which involves one hemipelvis, and results from vertical shear energy vectors. 

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Case Information

rID: 35248
Case created: 29th Mar 2015
Last edited: 30th Aug 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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