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Anterior to pubic symphysis

Exposure

The surgical approach to the anterior part of the pelvic ring is useful for:

  • Pubic symphysis disruption/diastasis
  • Fractures of the anterior pelvic ring including superior pubic rami

This approach may be carried laterally to expose the quadrilateral lamina (modified Stoppa approach).

The illustrations show the portion of the anterior pelvic ring that can be exposed utilizing the standard approach.