Major disruption of the pelvic ring during normal vaginal delivery: A case report

M van Heukelum, C Blake
2017 SA Orthopaedic Journal  
Open-book pelvic fractures are generally associated with high energy trauma. Occasionally these fractures are seen as a complication of normal vaginal delivery. We report the case of a 25-year-old female with a 77 mm symphysis pubis diastasis with associated disruption of the sacroiliac joints following delivery, which was successfully treated with open reduction and internal fixation.
doi:10.17159/2309-8309/2017/v16n1a2 fatcat:hfsxxgtsm5duxcykmx3bsx5g2u