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Does 2.5 cm of symphyseal widening differentiate anteroposterior compression I from anteroposterior compression II pelvic ring injuries?

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of orthopaedic trauma
Publication Date
Volume
24
Issue
10
Pages
610–615
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e3181cff42c
PMID: 20871248
Source
Medline

Abstract

We were not able to confirm 2.5 cm of symphysis pubis diastasis as a valid differentiation point between anteroposterior compression I and II injuries because significant morphologic variation seems to exist. Our data support that anterior sacroiliac ligament disruption is likely for displacement greater than 4.5 cm and unlikely for values less than 1.8 cm. Our study suggests that sacrospinous and sacrotuberous ligaments might not rupture at the same time as the anterior sacroiliac ligament.

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