Arch Orthop Trauma Surg (2017) 137:1207–1218 DOI 10.1007/s00402-017-2752-5 ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY Posterior locked lateral compression injury of the pelvis in geriatric patients: an infrequent and specific variant of the fragility fracture of pelvis 1 1 1 1 Se‑Won Lee · Weon‑Yoo Kim · Sung‑Jun Koh · Young‑Yul Kim Received: 9 February 2017 / Published online: 13 July 2017 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract regain their pre-injury walking ability than patients who Introduction Posterior locked lateral compression injury only underwent anterior external fixation or conservative (PLLCI) of the pelvic ring is an infrequent variant of lat- treatment. eral compression injury, a condition described in only eight Conclusion Geriatric patients can experience PLCCIs of reported cases since 2000. Lateral compression injury the pelvis due to low-energy trauma. These fractures have usually results from high-energy trauma and is character- different characteristics from those associated with severe ized by locking between the medially translated fractured injuries due to high-energy trauma, and they comprise an ilium and the anterior border of the sacrum, regardless of infrequent form of Rommens fragility fracture of the pel- whether the fractured ilium involves the sacroiliac joint. vis (type IIIa). In these cases, appropriate surgical manage- However, in our experience, lateral compression injury can ment that includes sacroiliac plating combined
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 13, 2017
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