A locked pubic symphysis occasionally occurs after a lateral compression injury of the pelvic ring. One pubic bone becomes entrapped behind the contralateral pubis. Lateral compression pelvic injuries are well recognized, but a lateral compression pelvic injury resulting in a locked pubic symphysis is rare. We describe a locked pubic symphysis with greater than 4 cm overlap that was reduced with simple maneuvers and readily available instruments.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine