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Traumatic Hemipelvectomy with a Contralateral Unstable Pelvis and Acetabular Fracture

A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Smith, Andrew C., DO1; Flinn, Daniel C., DO1; Jang, Yohan, DO1,a; Faulkner, Alfred M., DO1; Dinnan, Kelly A., DO1

doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.16.00211
Case Reports

Case: A traumatic hemipelvectomy (THP) is a rare life-threatening injury, with limited reports in the civilian population. We present the case of a patient who sustained a massive pelvic injury with an incomplete unilateral THP, a contralateral unstable pelvis, and a fracture of the acetabulum.

Conclusion: With advancements in resuscitative techniques, carefully timed and planned surgical interventions, and a coordinated multidisciplinary approach, a greater number of patients may be able to survive a massive pelvic injury.

1Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery (A.C.S., D.C.F., Y.J., and A.M.F.), and Trauma Surgery and Critical Care (K.A.D.), Beaumont Health Farmington Hills, Farmington Hills, Michigan

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