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Diastasis of the pubic symphysis peculiar to horse riders: modern aspects of pelvic pommel injuries
  1. K J Mulhall,
  2. Y Khan,
  3. A Ahmed,
  4. D O'Farrell,
  5. T E Burke,
  6. M Moloney
  1. St Nessan's Regional Orthopaedic Hospital, Croom, Co Limerick, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Mulhall, Maree Road, Oranmore, Co Galway, Ireland;


Diastasis of the pubic symphysis is a well documented injury typically associated with high energy trauma. Three cases in horse riders are here described, emphasising the appropriate modern investigation, including computed tomography, and orthopaedic and urological management.

  • pubic symphysis
  • horse riders
  • pelvis

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