Failure of reduction with an external fixator in the management of injuries of the pelvic ring. Long-term evaluation of 110 patients.

@article{Lindahl1999FailureOR,
  title={Failure of reduction with an external fixator in the management of injuries of the pelvic ring. Long-term evaluation of 110 patients.},
  author={Jan E. Lindahl and Eero J Hirvensalo and Ole M. B{\"o}stman and Seppo Santavirta},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={1999},
  volume={81 6},
  pages={955-62}
}
We reviewed 110 patients with an unstable fracture of the pelvic ring who had been treated with a trapezoidal external fixator after a mean follow-up of 4.1 years. There were eight open-book (type B1, B3-1) injuries, 62 lateral compression (type B2, B3-2) and 40 rotationally and vertically unstable (type C1-C3) injuries. The rate of complications was high with loss of reduction in 57%, malunion in 58%, nonunion in 5%, infection at the pin site in 24%, loosening of the pins in 2%, injury to the… CONTINUE READING
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