Complications of anterior subcutaneous internal fixation for unstable pelvis fractures: a multicenter study.

@article{Vaidya2012ComplicationsOA,
  title={Complications of anterior subcutaneous internal fixation for unstable pelvis fractures: a multicenter study.},
  author={Rahul Vaidya and Erik N. Kubiak and Patrick F Bergin and Derek G. Dombroski and Ren J Critchlow and Anil Sethi and Adam J. Starr},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2012},
  volume={470 8},
  pages={2124-31}
}
BACKGROUND Stabilization after a pelvic fracture can be accomplished with an anterior external fixator. These devices are uncomfortable for patients and are at risk for infection and loosening, especially in obese patients. As an alternative, we recently developed an anterior subcutaneous pelvic internal fixation technique (ASPIF). QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We asked if the ASPIF (1) allows for definitive anterior pelvic stabilization of unstable pelvic injuries; (2) is well tolerated by patients for… CONTINUE READING
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