BACKGROUND: Symphysis pubis diastasis is defined as an abnormally wide gap of more than 10 mm between the two pubic bones. The present report describes a case of woman who experienced a symphysis pubic diastasis. CASE: Following delivery, a 38-year-old gravida 3 para 0 at 41,5 weeks gestation complained of severe pain in the symphysis pubic region. We formulated the suspect diagnosis of pubic symphysis diastasis, that was confirmed by an anterior – posterior pelvic x–ray, which showed a pubic separation of 16 mm. We decided to perform a conservative approach and patient was discharged from hospital 1 week after delivery. One month later she was seen at the outpatient clinic. Assessment by the orthopaedic team found her to be in good health. The obtained results were considered successful. CONCLUSION: It is important for physicians and other health care providers involved in the care of pregnant women to be aware of symphysis pubis diastasis as a potential complication

Postpartum pubic symphysis diastasis: A case report and review of literature

Ragusa A.;
2014-01-01

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BACKGROUND: Symphysis pubis diastasis is defined as an abnormally wide gap of more than 10 mm between the two pubic bones. The present report describes a case of woman who experienced a symphysis pubic diastasis. CASE: Following delivery, a 38-year-old gravida 3 para 0 at 41,5 weeks gestation complained of severe pain in the symphysis pubic region. We formulated the suspect diagnosis of pubic symphysis diastasis, that was confirmed by an anterior – posterior pelvic x–ray, which showed a pubic separation of 16 mm. We decided to perform a conservative approach and patient was discharged from hospital 1 week after delivery. One month later she was seen at the outpatient clinic. Assessment by the orthopaedic team found her to be in good health. The obtained results were considered successful. CONCLUSION: It is important for physicians and other health care providers involved in the care of pregnant women to be aware of symphysis pubis diastasis as a potential complication
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