Postpartum Pelvic Instability: A Case Report.
Pubic symphysis diastasis following childbirth is a rare orthopedic condition that can be debilitating in the postpartum period. There have been treatment options documented, ranging from conservative to surgical; however, no standard of care has been established. We present a 44-year-old female patient who underwent open reduction and internal fixation for continued instability from postpartum pubic symphysis diastasis with a good overall outcome. We demonstrate good outcomes in a patient treated with surgical fixation of postpartum pelvic diastasis. We hope to deliver insight to future orthopedic surgeons with the challenges in treating this condition.
Sosnoski D. Postpartum pelvic instability: a case report. Cureus. 2023 Jan 12;15(1):e33707. doi: 10.7759/cureus.33707. PMID: 36788881.