Trans-iliosacral plating for vertically unstable fractures of sacral spine associated with spinopelvic dissociation Full Text
Indian Journal of Orthopaedics, 05/21/2012
Padalkar P et al. – Trans–iliosacral plating is feasible anatomically, biomechanically and radiologically for sacral fractures associated with vertical shear pelvic fractures. Low profile of plate reduces the risk of hardware prominence and decreases the need for implant removal. Also, the fixation pattern of plate allows to spare mobile lumbosacral junction which is an important segment for spinal mobility. Biomechanical studies revealed that rigidity offered by plate for cross headed displacement across fracture site is equal to sacroiliac screws and further rigidity of construct can be increased with addition of one more screw.