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VOLUME 10 , ISSUE 1 ( April, 2015 ) > List of Articles


“Open-book” pelvic fracture with soft tissue serious damage in a child

Antonio Panella, Angela Notarnicola, Giuseppe Solarino, Biagio Moretti

Keywords : Open-book fractures, Child, Surgery, Skin lesions

Citation Information : Panella A, Notarnicola A, Solarino G, Moretti B. “Open-book” pelvic fracture with soft tissue serious damage in a child. 2015; 10 (1):55-57.

DOI: 10.1007/s11751-015-0216-4

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 30-04-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Open-book fractures of the pelvis are uncommon during childhood and require urgent treatment from the association with other abdominal, vascular or nervous injuries. The case discussed is an open-book fracture (type B1, Tile classification) associated with triradiate cartilage injury (type I, Salter–Harris classification) in an 11-year-old female. Surgical treatment was delayed for 2 months due to an associated extensive cutaneous lesion which required an adequate treatment. The delayed intervention did not affect the radiological and clinical healing of the fracture.

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