Case report| Volume 42, ISSUE 10, P1179-1183, October 2011

Lumbopelvic fracture–dislocation combined with unstable pelvic ring injury: One stage stabilisation with spinal instrumentation

      Fractures of pelvic ring are the result of high-energy trauma and they can be treated surgically with external or internal fixation. Traumatic fracture dislocation of S1 vertebra can be stabilised effectively with spinal instrumentation. Combined pelvic ring disruption with fracture-olisthesis of S1 is reported to be very uncommon and challenging to treat. We present a patient with such an unstable injury pattern and the surgical treatment in one stage procedure he underwent.
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