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.
Caption: FIGURE 2: (a) Anteroposterior radiograph of the pelvis showing pubic symphysis diastasis. (b) CT scan axial view confirms pelvic ring injury due to sacroiliac joint subluxation without bone involvement.
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].
Pubic symphysis diastasis: Imaging and clinical features.
Poster 119: Conservative management of a patient with an unusually large post-partum pubic symphysis diastasis: A case report.
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 last few weeks were the hardest as I was put on bed rest with pubic symphysis diastasis
(PSD) - which is pubic bone pain.
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.
The patient, in great pain after the delivery, had suffered a 3-cm pubic symphysis diastasis
(PSD) as shown on a pelvic CT scan.