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Presse Med. 1999 Jun 19;28(22):1161-3.

[A new type of iliac fracture caused by bone insufficiency].

[Article in French]

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Service de Rhumatologie, Hôpital militaire Bégin, Saint-Mandé. a_elmaghraoui@hotmail.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The iliac bone is an uncommon localization for bone insufficiency fractures. We report a new type.

CASE REPORT:

A 51-year-old woman with post-menopause osteoporosis was seen for a fracture of the ischio-pubic branch of the iliac bone. X-ray also revealed an unknown fracture situated above the anterior superior iliac spine continuing cranially and medially towards the iliac crest.

DISCUSSION:

Three types of iliac fractures due to bone deficiency have been described. Type 1, (oblique iliac), the fracture is oblique beginning in the greater sciatic notch and extending a more or less into the iliac wing. Type 2 (superior medial iliac) involves the most medial part of the iliac wing, approximately parallel to the sacroiliac joint. In type 3 (supra-acetabular), the fracture is in a supra-acetabular localization. Our case suggests a fourth type should be individualized.

PMID:
10414239
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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