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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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  <dc:creator>Duma MTN*</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Ntombela PI</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>S Maqungo</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>B Bernstein</dc:creator>

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.</dc:description>
  <dc:source>Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Care 2(2) 1-5</dc:source>
  <dc:subject>Keywords: Pelvis; Classification; Flexion-distraction</dc:subject>
  <dc:title>Flexion-distraction Fracture of the Pelvis: Review of the Literature and a Conceptual Classification</dc:title>
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