The floating hip injury: which should we fix first?

  title={The floating hip injury: which should we fix first?},
  author={Takashi Suzuki and Masateru Shindo and Kazui Soma},
  journal={European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology},
In floating hip injuries, the priority of the steps in fixation has not been well described. We have treated these patients in accordance with the following protocols. In patients with pelvic ring fractures, the external fixation should be performed first, and in patients with acetabular fractures, the femoral fractures should be internally fixated first. The purpose of the present study was to review our experience with these fracture treatments to evaluate our strategy. For 8 years, 31… CONTINUE READING


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