Anterior Pelvic Reduction and Fixation Using a Subcutaneous Internal Fixator

Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 05/07/2012

Based on a multitude of patient and injury factors, external fixation may be the definitive anterior pelvic implant of choice. However, many drawbacks exist with this treatment, most notably the high infection rates of the transcutaneous pins, impaired patient mobilization, and suboptimal mechanical properties. The authors present a technique of a subcutaneous anterior pelvic fixator as an alternative method of anterior pelvic ring reduction and stabilization that avoids many of the drawbacks of traditional anterior pelvic external fixation.

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