Journal article

Percutaneous internal fixation of pelvic fractures

AJ Stevenson, B Swartman, AT Bucknill

UNFALLCHIRURG | SPRINGER | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Percutaneous internal fixation of pelvic fractures is increasing in popularity with multiple new techniques reported. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this article is to outline the imaging, indication, planning, equipment, surgical technique and complications of these methods. METHODS: A review of the literature is provided and the techniques for anterior and posterior pelvic stabilisation are discussed. RESULTS: High-quality preoperative CT scans are essential in planning for this technique. The anterior internal fixator ("InFix") is an effective method for stabilising the anterior ring and should be usually used in conjunction with posterior fixation. Good technique avoids neurovasc..

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