Traumatic Hemipelvectomy with a Contralateral Unstable Pelvis and Acetabular Fracture: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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Abstract

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.

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