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Locked pubic symphysis into the obturator foramen: a rare case presentation and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23270720     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Locked pubic symphysis is a rare form of pelvic injury. It occasionally occurs after a lateral compression injury of the pelvis. We described an overlapping pubic symphysis dislocation that was locked into the contralateral obturator foramen. To the best of our knowledge, there are about seventeen similar cases reported in the literature. The pubic symphysis was finally reduced by means of a superior pubic ramus osteotomy to unlock the incarcerated pubic body out of the contralateral obturator foramen. As the reduction was unstable, the pubic symphysis was fixed with a reconstruction plate. The patient recovered completely and returned to normal activities within 4months. At 1year's follow-up she reported no discomfort in the pubic symphysis region and was able to void urine normally.
K H Li; B H Sun; Y Zhu; H T Long
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2012-12-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Orthopaedics & traumatology, surgery & research : OTSR     Volume:  99     ISSN:  1877-0568     ISO Abbreviation:  Orthop Traumatol Surg Res     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-05     Completed Date:  2013-07-16     Revised Date:  2013-10-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101494830     Medline TA:  Orthop Traumatol Surg Res     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  106-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Department of Orthopaedics, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China.
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MeSH Terms
Dislocations / diagnosis*,  radiography
Pelvic Bones / radiography
Pubic Symphysis / injuries*,  radiography
Sacrum / injuries
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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