Surgical Correction of the Sequelae of Obstetric Pubic Symphysis Ruptures


Twenty eight patients with old postpartum ruptures of pubic symphysis complicated by functional bladder disorders were operated on during the period from 2000 to 2013. Time interval between vaginal delivery and pelvic ring stabilization made up from 1 month to 8 years. Clinical and roentgenologic examination enabled to detect predisposing factors for neurogenic, i.e. hyperactive bladder development that were treated surgically. In all cases plate osteosynthesis for pubic symphysis and fixation of sacroiliac joint with cannulated screws was performed. Subjective improvement of patients’ condition as well as the results of uroflowmetry and complex urodynamic investigation enabled to conclude that orthopaedic reconstruction of pelvic ring in old obstetric ruptures of pubic symphysis was an effective and reliable technique for the treatment of bladder dysfunction.

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Ya. G Gudushayri

Central Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics named after N.N. Priorov


A. F Lazarev

Central Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics named after N.N. Priorov

A. V Verzin

Scientific-Research Institute of Urology, Moscow, Russia


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