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Tension fixation of rupture of the symphysis with woven polydioxanone sutures
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3132784     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In seven patients (mean age 22 years) with injuries of the pelvic ring, the rupture of the symphysis was treated by polydioxanone ligaments. Complete rupture of the ileosacral joint was treated twice by additional external fixation, twice a compression screw osteosynthesis was applied. Incomplete iliosacral rupture in another three cases was not operated. Patients were treated functionally without signs of loosening or instability. After a control examination after 5 months all patients were free of symptoms in the area of the symphysis. Infection of the operation area did not accur. In our opinion the advantages of this method are simple operative technique, reduced risk of infection and no need for removal of metallic implants. Our excellent initial experience with synthetic PDS ligaments in operative treatment of symphysis ruptur seem to justify its application for other injuries like iliosacral or acromioclavicular rupture.
R Decker; W Ruf
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zeitschrift für Orthopädie und ihre Grenzgebiete     Volume:  126     ISSN:  0044-3220     ISO Abbreviation:  Z Orthop Ihre Grenzgeb     Publication Date:    1988 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-07-18     Completed Date:  1988-07-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1256465     Medline TA:  Z Orthop Ihre Grenzgeb     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  ger     Pagination:  14-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Chirurgische Universitätsklinik Heidelberg, Abt. 2.1.1.
Vernacular Title:
Die Zuggurtung der Symphysenruptur mit geflochtenen Polydioxanon-Bändern (PDS).
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MeSH Terms
Ligaments / injuries*,  surgery
Pubic Symphysis / injuries*,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Polyesters; 31621-87-1/Polydioxanone

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