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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 112-115

The clinical characteristics and conservative management of isolated iliac wing fractures: A single-center experience from North India

Department of Orthopedics, Government Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India

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Ganesh Singh Dharmshaktu
Department of Orthopedics, Government Medical College, Haldwani, Uttarakhand
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DOI: 10.4103/JODP.JODP_15_20

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Background: The fracture of iliac bone or blade is uncommon injury and usually a part of pelvic ring disruption with varied clinical presentation. Isolated iliac bone fractures are rare, with literature limited to few reports or small series. Materials and Methods: Retrospective data of consecutive cases of isolated iliac bone fractures were analyzed during the period of July 2014 to August 2019. Relevant patient demographics, mode of injury, pattern of fracture, associated adjacent regional or remote injuries were noted for each case. Details of previous treatment and that of treatment given by us were also noted for each case. Results: A total of 18 cases with isolated iliac bone fracture of the pelvic bone were noted. The mean age was 31.2 years (range: 22–54 years). All the cases were male, and fall from height was etiology in 12 cases, followed by road traffic accidents in the rest. Left- and right-side involvement was noted in 11 and 7 cases each. The fracture pattern was minimally displaced simple in 13 and comminuted in 5 cases. The conservative management was done in all cases. The radiological union and clinical stability of fractures were assessed as end points. The fracture united in all cases within 8–9 weeks and without any immediate or remote complication. Level of evidence - Level 5, Observational Study. Conclusion: The uncommon isolated iliac wing fractures require better recognition and documentation for its management. Further studies should provide a better understanding of these injuries and treatment guidelines.

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