PELVIC RING DIASTASIS AND PSEUDO-DIASTASIS IN MOTORCYCLE PILLION PASSENGERS

Pelvic injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents are usually high energy injuries with occasional associated damage to the genitourinary structures. Forced separation of the legs has long been recognized as the mechanism whereby 'open book' type injuries occur in horse riders. The role of the motorcycle petrol tank as the cause of injury in motorcyclists was described recently. To our knowledge, no reports exist of such injuries to pillion passengers. In this paper, five cases of pelvic injury to motorcyclists riding as pillion passengers are reported. In two of these cases the motorcyclist also sustained an injury to the anterior pelvic ring, which was less severe than that sustained by the pillion passenger. (A)

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  • Authors:
    • PRICE, N
    • RAGOOWANSI, R
    • BIRCHER, M
  • Publication Date: 1996-7

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00729239
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1996 12:00AM