Percutaneous lumbopelvic fixation for reduction and stabilization of sacral fractures with spinopelvic dissociation patterns

Seth K. Williams, Stephen M. Quinnan

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Abstract

Summary: Sacral fractures that result in spinopelvic dissociation are unstable injuries that are often treated surgically, with iliosacral screw fixation and/or lumbopelvic fixation from L4 to the pelvis. Open lumbopelvic fixation allows for direct fracture reduction and immediate postoperative weight bearing, but is associated with a relatively high wound complication rate. Open surgery often takes several hours and can be associated with significant blood loss, and therefore may not be well tolerated physiologically in these patients who often have multiple injuries. We developed a percutaneous lumbopelvic reduction and fixation technique to address these issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e318-e324
JournalJournal of orthopaedic trauma
Volume30
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

Keywords

  • lumbopelvic dissociation
  • percutaneous lumbopelvic fixation
  • spinopelvic dissociation
  • spinopelvic dissociation
  • unstable sacral fractures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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