Open reduction technique for overlapping and locked pubic symphysis


Botanlioglu H. , Bilsel N. , Kaynak G. , Unlu M. C.

ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA, vol.46, no.1, pp.77-81, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3944/aott.2012.2604
  • Journal Name: ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-81

Abstract

A locked pubic symphysis can occur following a lateral compression injury of the pelvic ring when one pubic bone becomes entrapped behind the contralateral pubis or obturator foramen, In selecting the treatment modality, it is important to know the mechanism of injury. We presented the use of an open reduction technique in the treatment of a locked pubic symphysis in which open reduction external fixation application failed in the emergency department.