Anterior inferior iliac spine fracture: Another component of seat belt syndrome?


Paisal HUSSIN 1, Ramalingam KUHARAJAN 2, Maliza MAWARDI 3, Che Hamzah FAHRUDIN 1, Ahmad Abdul Rashid HISHAM 1

1 Department of Orthopaedic, 2 Universiti Putra Malaysia, 3 Department of Orthopaedic, Hospital Serdang, 4 Department of Family Medicine, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia



Seat belt syndrome occurs when seat belts are used improperly, and it is a cause of significant morbidity and mortality. The spectrum of seat belt syndrome includes spinal, intra-abdominal and vascular injury. Here, we report the case of anterior inferior iliac spine avulsion fracture in association with seat belt injuries in a 24-year old man involved in a head on motor vehicle collision.


Keywords: Seat belt syndrome, seat belt injury, anterior inferior iliac spine, fracture


Correspondence author: Paisal HUSSIN, Department of Orthopaedic, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia 43400, Serdang Selangor, Malaysia

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Brunei Int Med J. 2013; 9 (2): 131-133