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Pyogenic sacroiliitis in the immediate postpartum period: a case report and review of literature

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M. R. M. Rishard ,

University of Colombo, LK
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Senior Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine

De Soysa Maternity Hospital for Women, Colombo
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A. F. Z. Mohamed,

University of Colombo, LK
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Research Assistant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine
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A. K. P. Ranaweera,

University of Colombo, LK
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Senior Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine

De Soysa Maternity Hospital for Women, Colombo
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E. Perera,

Lanka Hospitals, Colombo, LK
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Consultant Radiologist
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N. Pinto,

Lanka Hospitals, Colombo, LK
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Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
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P. Jayawardana

De Soysa Maternity Hospital for Women, Colombo, LK
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Abstract

Pyogenic sacroiliitis in the immediate postpartum period is an extremely rare orthopaedic emergency which requires prompt diagnosis and treatment to avoid permanent destruction of the sacroiliac joints. Herein we report a case of pyogenic sacroiliitis in the immediate postpartum period of a 25-year old woman presenting with acute onset severe lower back pain, buttock pain and inability to move her right lower limb. Prompt suspicion and imaging facilitated the diagnosis of pyogenic sacroiliitis for which she was treated with antibiotics and her pelvic joints were supported with a corset around the hip and traction applied to the right leg.
How to Cite: Rishard, M.R.M., Mohamed, A.F.Z., Ranaweera, A.K.P., Perera, E., Pinto, N. and Jayawardana, P., 2020. Pyogenic sacroiliitis in the immediate postpartum period: a case report and review of literature. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 42(3), pp.120–123. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v42i3.7934
Published on 27 Oct 2020.
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