A modified extensile exposure for the treatment of complex or malunited acetabular fractures.

@article{Reinert1988AME,
  title={A modified extensile exposure for the treatment of complex or malunited acetabular fractures.},
  author={Charles M. Reinert and Michael J. Boss{\'e} and Attila Poka and T Schacherer and Robert J. Brumback and Andrew R. Burgess},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1988},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={329-37}
}
A modification of the extended iliofemoral incision of Letournel and Judet facilitates the operative exposure of T-type, complex transverse, and both-column acetabular fractures and malunions. The modification includes the utilization of a T-shaped skin incision with large flaps, and osteotomies of the iliac crest, greater trochanter, and anterior superior iliac spine. The iliotibial band is transected and the abductor muscle mass is rotated posteriorly, hinged on the superior gluteal… CONTINUE READING
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