Pelvic open book fracture

Case contributed by Dr Bita Abbasi


Motor vehicle accident.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

Bilateral sacroiliac joint widening is seen along with pubic symphysis diastasis. 

Case Discussion

Open book fracture of pelvis is the result of antro-posterior compression injury to the pelvis. This fracture consists of symphisis pubis diastasis or fracture of pubic rami, and disruption of the sacroiliac joints.

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Case information

rID: 20675
Published: 6th Dec 2012
Last edited: 21st Apr 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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