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Closed reduction and percutaneous skeletal fixation of sacral fractures.
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PMID:  8769443     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Closed manipulative reduction and percutaneous fixation of a displaced sacral fracture is a treatment alternative that offers several advantages. The fracture is reduced and stabilized without an extensile surgical exposure. The risks of surgical wound problems, especially infection, are lessened. Operative and anesthesia times are decreased by using percutaneous techniques of reduction and fixation. Blood loss is also minimized by the percutaneous procedure. Sacral nonunion after this technique is rare. The procedure is dependent on quality fluoroscopic pelvic imaging, a thorough understanding of the posterior pelvic anatomy and early operative intervention, especially in patients with severe posterior pelvic deformities.
M L Routt; P T Simonian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0009-921X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:  1996 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-10     Completed Date:  1996-10-10     Revised Date:  2005-03-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  121-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Harborview Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedics, Seattle, WA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Screws
Fracture Fixation, Internal / methods*
Fractures, Closed / surgery*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications
Retrospective Studies
Sacrum / injuries*

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