pubic symphysis diastasis

pubic symphysis diastasis

Separation of the two pubic bones at the PUBIC SYMPHYSIS. This may occur in the course of major injury or in the course of giving birth to a large baby when the pelvic ligaments have become lax under the influence of hormones. Pubic diastasis in childbirth causes pain in the region which may last for weeks, and which is made made worse by weight bearing.
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A diagnosis of intrapartum pubic symphysis diastasis (PSD) was made, and the patient was given analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, and bed rest in lateral decubitus position.
We present a case of gluteal compartment syndrome secondary to an anterior-posterior compression pelvic ring injury with a left sacroiliac dislocation and pubic symphysis diastasis without fracture.
Left sacroiliac dislocation and pubic symphysis diastasis were still evident despite the external fixation (Figure 2).
Caption: FIGURE 2: (a) Anteroposterior radiograph of the pelvis showing pubic symphysis diastasis.
The following Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) key words were employed: pubic symphysis diastasis [MeSH], pubic symphysis separation [MeSH],pregnancy [MeSH], labor [MeSH], and pubic symphysis dysfunction [MeSH].
There does not seem to be a consensus on the natural history of pubic symphysis diastasis nor does the literature suggest that this condition is self-limiting.
Since there is a lack of literature on the treatment of postpartum pubic symphysis diastasis, the author reviewed the literature on the conservative treatment of postpartum pelvic pain in general to aid in his clinical decision making.
The author suggests future research to investigate chiropractic care for patients with pubic symphysis diastasis.
The investigators found that each millimeter of pubic symphysis diastasis or inferomedial pubic bone fracture displacement was associated with a 10% increased risk of urethral injury.
Case report: A severe case of pubic symphysis diastasis in pregnancy.
The patient, in great pain after the delivery, had suffered a 3-cm pubic symphysis diastasis (PSD) as shown on a pelvic CT scan.