A break for the books

Bone up on this pelvic injury

A middle-aged motorcyclist was brought to ED with a rare and potentially life-threatening fracture after an MVA left him with a pelvis split like an open book.

The 45-year-old had a history significant for low back pain and disc herniation, as well as a transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion of the L5 to S1 vertebrae five years earlier.