Major disruption of the pelvic ring during normal vaginal delivery : a case report
CITATION: Van Heukelum, M. & Blake, C. 2017. Major disruption of the pelvic ring during normal vaginal delivery : a case report, SA Orthopaedic Journal, 16(1):24-27, doi:10.17159/2309-8309/2017/v16n1a2.
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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.