Distraction external fixation in lateral compression pelvic fractures.

@article{Bellabarba2006DistractionEF,
  title={Distraction external fixation in lateral compression pelvic fractures.},
  author={Carlo B Bellabarba and William M. Ricci and Brett R Bolhofner},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 1 Suppl},
  pages={S7-14}
}
OBJECTIVE To observe the results and describe the technique of closed reduction and placement of a two-pin supra-acetabular external fixator, followed by immediate weight bearing, in the treatment of displaced vertically stable lateral compression pelvic fractures. DESIGN Prospective, consecutive. SETTING Regional trauma center. PATIENTS A consecutive series of fourteen patients with displaced, vertically stable lateral compression pelvic fractures who were transported to a regional… CONTINUE READING

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