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Pathologic Malgaigne Fracture Following Pelvic Irradiation: A Case Report

JONES, ANDREW, R.*; LACHIEWICZ, PAUL, F.**

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research: August 1987 - Volume 221 - Issue - p 226–230
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A 48-year-old woman developed symptomatic superior and inferior pubic rami fractures with a concomitant subluxation of the ipsilateral sacroiliac joint three years after pelvic irradiation for a gynecologic malignancy. Pathologic pelvic fractures (PPF) caused by irradiation may be difficult to distinguish from those caused by metastatic disease. PPF produce prolonged disability.

* Comprehensive Orthopaedics, 709 West First Street, Bloomington, Indiana.

** Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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