Percutaneous Lumbopelvic Fixation Technique for Reduction and Stabilization of Sacral Fractures with Spinopelvic Dissociation Patterns

Seth K. Williams, Stephen Quinnan

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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 post-operative 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 in order to address these issues.This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License 4.0 (CC BY-NC-ND), which permits downloading and sharing the work provided it is properly cited. The work cannot be changed in any way or used commercially.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma
StateAccepted/In press - Feb 12 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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