Percutaneous pelvic fixation using working portals in a circumferential pelvic antishock sheet

Michael J. Gardner, Greg Osgood, Robert Molnar, Milton L. Chip Routt

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Abstract

Unstable pelvic ring injuries are associated with an increased mortality rate, most commonly from severe hemorrhage. Circumferential pelvic antishock sheeting has proven effective for rapidly stabilizing the pelvic ring and has become an integral part of resuscitation protocols. Acute antishock sheet placement frequently results in patient hemodynamic stabilization and an accurate pelvic reduction. In these situations, we describe a technique of maintaining the pelvic sheet position for continued use as a reduction aid and using working portals to insert definitive percutaneous pelvic implants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)668-674
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of orthopaedic trauma
Volume23
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acute management
  • Circumferential pelvic antishock sheet
  • Iliosacral screw
  • Pelvic instability
  • Percutaneous fixation
  • Resuscitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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