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Flexion-distraction Fracture of the Pelvis: Review of the Literature and a Conceptual Classification

Duma MTN*; Ntombela PI; S Maqungo; B Bernstein

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      <creatorName>Duma MTN*</creatorName>
      <affiliation>MBChB; FC Orth (SA); MMED Orth, Pelvic and Acetabular Trauma Fellow, Head: Arthroplasty Unit Greys Tertiary Hospital, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Ntombela PI</creatorName>
      <affiliation>MBChB, senior orthopaedic Registrarm, University of the Witwatersrand</affiliation>
      <creatorName>S Maqungo</creatorName>
      <affiliation>Head of Clinical Unit: Orthopaedic Trauma, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, President: South African Orthopaedic Trauma Society, Executive Committee Member: AO Trauma South Africa</affiliation>
      <creatorName>B Bernstein</creatorName>
      <affiliation>MBBCh. FCS (SA) Orth, Director: Cape Orthopaedic Trauma Group, Country Council Chairman: AO Trauma South Africa, Chairman: Medical Advisory Committee. Life Orthopaedic &amp; Vincent Palloti Hospital</affiliation>
    <title>Flexion-distraction Fracture of the Pelvis: Review of the Literature and a Conceptual Classification</title>
    <subject>Keywords: Pelvis; Classification; Flexion-distraction</subject>
    <date dateType="Issued">2020-07-25</date>
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    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;Abstract&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;We present a rare injury pattern of the pelvis that has not been published prior to this report in the literature. We describe in detail the injury sustained by a young male who was involved in a motor vehicle collision and suffered multiple injuries, including blunt head and chest trauma; pelvic and as well as long bone fractures. The injury pattern did not fall into the currently available classification systems and thus motivated us to design a classification system and suggest an approach to management as we have successfully managed our case.&lt;/p&gt;</description>
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