Medium- and long-term results of open reduction and internal fixation for unstable pelvic ring fractures.

@article{Korovessis2000MediumAL,
  title={Medium- and long-term results of open reduction and internal fixation for unstable pelvic ring fractures.},
  author={Panagiotis Korovessis and Andreas Baikousis and Marios Stamatakis and Pavlos Katonis},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={2000},
  volume={23 11},
  pages={1165-71}
}
Over a 10-year period, 74 patients with unstable pelvic injuries were treated with open reduction and internal fixation. Radiographic and clinical follow-up averaged 71 months (range: 38-141 months). Satisfactory (ie, good and very good) radiographic results were obtained in 90% of patients. Clinical results were superior in patients without associated injuries (P=.05-.001). Most of the complications in this series were due to associated injuries. Sepsis was mostly due to open pelvic injuries… CONTINUE READING

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