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Percutaneous fixation of anterior and posterior column acetabular fractures.

Authors
  • Bozzio, Anthony E
  • Wydra, Frank B
  • Mitchell, Justin J
  • Ackerson, Richard M
  • Mauffrey, Cyril
Type
Published Article
Journal
Orthopedics
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2014
Volume
37
Issue
10
Pages
675–678
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3928/01477447-20140924-04
PMID: 25275967
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) has been the standard of care for acetabular fractures, recent advancements in minimally invasive techniques have allowed percutaneous fixation to gain popularity. Percutaneous technique has been described in the literature as an adjuvant to ORIF. However, isolated percutaneous fixation has the advantage of limiting soft tissue disruption, length of surgery, and blood loss when compared with ORIF. The technique also allows for earlier return to activity and better pain control when compared with nonsurgical management. This article reviews both indications and limitations, while highlighting the technique for percutaneous fixation of both anterior and posterior column acetabular fractures.

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