Vertical shear pelvic injury

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Motor vehicle collision.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Pubic symphysis subluxation. Right sacro-iliac joint malalignment. Pelvic binder in place. 


Pubic symphysis subluxation. Comminuted right sacral fractures extending to the right sacro-iliac joint. Avulsion fracture of the tip of the right L5 transverse process. 

Case Discussion

Vertical shear injuries can result in a variety of fractures and joint injuries. These injuries are often associated with visceral injuries such as bladder or urethral rupture. 

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Case information

rID: 47380
Published: 14th Aug 2016
Last edited: 16th Dec 2019
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