Pubic diastasis

Case contributed by Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz Qureshi


Fall on his back. Hip pain, difficulty in daily work

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

Diastasis of the pubic symphysis is seen (approximately 1.5 cm). No other fracture is seen.

Case Discussion

Widening of the pubic symphysis without concomitant fracture constitutes pubic diastasis. A width of >10 mm is considered diagnostic. Involvement of the sacroiliac joints must be assessed.

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