Straddle fracture

Case contributed by Dr Heba Mohamed

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Motor car collision.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

Bilateral fracture of the superior and inferior pubic rami.

Small fracture of the right iliac crest posteriorly is noted as well.

Case Discussion

Straddle fracture of the pelvis (fracture of both superior and inferior pubic rami) is considered an unstable injury. The mechanism is a vertical shear injury (in this case a car accident). With straddle fractures, there is a 40% chance of injury to the genitourinary tract.

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Case Information

rID: 48259
Case created: 27th Sep 2016
Last edited: 27th Sep 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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