In situ fixation of pelvic nonunions following pathologic and insufficiency fractures.

@article{Mears2002InSF,
  title={In situ fixation of pelvic nonunions following pathologic and insufficiency fractures.},
  author={Dana Christopher Mears and John H Velyvis},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2002},
  volume={84-A 5},
  pages={721-8}
}
BACKGROUND A nonunion of the pelvic ring after a pathologic or insufficiency fracture of osteopenic bone is rare. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the radiographic and clinical results of in situ fixation of these nonunions. METHODS The records of forty-four patients who had been managed with in situ fixation of pelvic fracture nonunions were reviewed retrospectively. Twenty-seven patients had sustained pathologic fractures after a simple fall, and seventeen had sustained… CONTINUE READING