International Orthopaedics (SICOT) (2017) 41:1785–1790 DOI 10.1007/s00264-017-3415-4 ORIGINAL PAPER Complications after percutaneous internal fixator for anterior pelvic ring injuries 1 2 3 Christian Fang & Hatem Alabdulrahman & Hans-Christophe Pape Received: 12 October 2016 /Accepted: 23 January 2017 /Published online: 24 February 2017 SICOT aisbl 2017 Abstract no patients with deep vein thrombosis, no intra-abdominal Objectives The aim of the study is to report on the observed violations or vascular complications; 22 (76%) returned to incidence of complications following pedicle screw and rod their premorbid walking status. internal fixator (INFIX) stabilization of pelvic ring fractures. Conclusion With high risk of LFCN injury, we caution Methods In a retrospective review of consecutive patient series against liberal use of the INFIX in patients with stable frac- conducted in a University level 1 trauma hospital, 43 patients tures where conservative treatment may be more appropriate. (21 female and eight male), mean age 64.2 (range 16-87) with Most complications occurring from INFIX are self-limiting. OTA/AO type B or C pelvic ring fractures received percutane- . . ous pedicle screw and rod internal fixator (INFIX) anterior Keywords Pelvis fracture Internal fixation Minimal . . . stabilization of pelvic ring fractures; 29 fulfilled inclusion invasive
International Orthopaedics – Springer Journals
Published: Feb 24, 2017
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