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SA Orthopaedic Journal

On-line version ISSN 2309-8309
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VAN HEUKELUM, M  and  BLAKE, C. Major disruption of the pelvic ring during normal vaginal delivery: A case report. SA orthop. j. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.1, pp.24-27. ISSN 2309-8309.

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.

Keywords : pubic symphysis diastasis; pregnancy; McRoberts; fundal pressure; operative management pelvis fracture.

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