Mehmet Halıcı, İbrahim Karaman, İbrahim Halil Kafadar, Ali Saltuk Argün

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Medical Faculty of Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey

Keywords: Closed reduction; locked symphysis pubis; tubular external fixator.


Locked symphysis pubis is a kind of pelvic injury in which one pubic bone is jammed in the back of the other or opposite the obturator foramen following lateral compression forces. In this article, we present a 31-year-old female case of locked symphysis pubis which was treated by closed reduction using tubular external fixator. We believe that tubular external fixators are useful devices to perform closed reduction maneuvers for locked pelvic injuries and also help to reduce the need for open reduction and internal implant usage.