Open Book Fracture | definition of Open Book Fracture by Medical dictionary
Open Book Fracture
A popular term for a complex pelvic fracture, in which an anterior compression force disrupts the sacroiliac joints by more than 4 mm, causing diastasis of the symphysis pubis of more than 5 mm and externally rotates each hemipelvis
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A CT showed additional pelvic fractures and an open book fracture
, multiple rectal injuries, and a small bowel injury with gross spillage of bowel contents into the abdomen.
My pelvis had suffered an open book fracture
, and it felt like I was essentially moving around in two directions.
Dylan had suffered an open book fracture
of the pelvis as well a breaking his right scapula and two ribs.