open book fracture

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open book image from New Medical Terms

open book

open book fracture


A descriptive term for a complex pelvic fracture, in which an anteriorly directed compression force disrupts the sacroiliac joints by more than 4 mm,

open book fracture film image from New Medical Terms

film of pelvis with open book fracture

resulting in diastasis of the symphysis pubis of more than 5 mm and external rotation of each hemipelvis, which has thus been fancifully likened to an opened book. 


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