J Trauma Inj.  2022 Mar;35(1):51-55. 10.20408/jti.2021.0054.

Delayed bladder perforation due to screw loosening after pelvic ring injury surgery: a case report

  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chungbuk National University Hospital, Cheongju,
  • 2Department of Urology, Chungbuk National University Hospital, Cheongju,


Pelvic ring injuries have high mortality and morbidity rates, and they are difficult to treat because accompanying injuries to the pelvic organs, genitourinary organs, and neurovascular tissues are common. Genitourinary injuries are common comorbid injuries that have been reported to occur in 5% to 6% of all pelvic ring injuries. However, these injuries usually occur simultaneously with the pelvic ring injury, whereas relatively little research has dealt with genitourinary injuries that occur after treatment of a pelvic ring injury. To the best of our knowledge, only three cases of delayed bladder perforation due to screw loosening after symphyseal plate fixation in anterior pelvic ring injury have been reported worldwide, and no such cases have yet been reported in Korea. Since the authors experienced this very rare complication after pelvic ring surgery, we report this case along with a literature review.


Pelvic ring injury; Delayed bladder perforation; Screw loosening
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