Case report: Locked pubic symphysis: An open reduction technique

Lisa K. Cannada, Charles M. Reinert

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A locked pubic symphysis occasionally occurs after a lateral compression injury of the pelvic ring. One pubic bone becomes entrapped behind the contralateral pubis. Lateral compression pelvic injuries are well recognized, but a lateral compression pelvic injury resulting in a locked pubic symphysis is rare. We describe a locked pubic symphysis with greater than 4 cm overlap that was reduced with simple maneuvers and readily available instruments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2192-2195
Number of pages4
JournalClinical orthopaedics and related research
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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