Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2011, vol. 17, book 1
Subject Collection: Medicine
Online date: November 07, 2011
J of IMAB 2011; 17(1):161-165
DISTRACTION EXTERNAL FIXATIONS OF PELVIC FRACTURES CAUSED BY A LATERAL COMPRESSION.
Pavlin Apostolov, Martin Burnev, Petar Milkov
Clinic of Orthopaedics and Traumatology MBAL “Saint Anna” Hospital - Varna, Bulgaria
The authors represent a distraction external pelvic fixation technique, which they use in pelvic fractures caused by a lateral compression. They consider the indications and mounting techniques. The authors recommend the early movement activities (on the 3rd - 5th day) after the external fixator placement. This method had been used in 8 patients and 3 cases are analyzed in details. The priority of this technique over open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) mainly are: (1) the implementation of good reduction of the fracture preventing the risk of ORIF; (2) the possibility for early movement activities for the patient.
Key words:Pelvic Fractures, External Fixator, Distraction Technique.
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Please cite this article as: Apostolov P. Burnev M. Milkov P. Distraction External Fixations of Pelvic Fractures Caused by a Lateral Compression. J of IMAB 2011; 17(1):161-165. doi:10.5272/jimab.2011171.161
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