Difference between revisions of "Straddle pelvic fracture"

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==Background==
 
==Background==
*Also known as "Four-pillar" injury
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*Also known as "Four-pillar" injury<ref>Rosen's Emergency Medicine. Philadelphia, PA. 2014.</ref>
 
*Involves fractures of both pubic rami bilaterally
 
*Involves fractures of both pubic rami bilaterally
 
*Causes a "butterfly segment" containing the pubic symphysis
 
*Causes a "butterfly segment" containing the pubic symphysis

Revision as of 23:49, 14 September 2015

Background

  • Also known as "Four-pillar" injury[1]
  • Involves fractures of both pubic rami bilaterally
  • Causes a "butterfly segment" containing the pubic symphysis

Clinical Features

  • Often associated with
    • posterior arch injuries
    • genitourinary injuries

Differential Diagnosis

Diagnosis

  • Xray
  • CT better evaluates posterior arch

Management

Disposition

See Also

External Links

References

  1. Rosen's Emergency Medicine. Philadelphia, PA. 2014.