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Le fixateur externe dans les lésions traumatiques graves du bassin: résultats à propos de 20 cas consécutifs [External fixator in severe traumatic injuries of the pelvis: results apropos of 20 consecutive cases]
From August 91 to December 94, 20 external fixators were used for severely injured patients (avg. ISS 25.2). The fractures were essentially open book with or without lateral compression and vertical lesions. The indication for fixation was treatment of shock and stabilization in 8 cases, stabilization alone in 9 cases, and in 3 cases as complementary fixation after internal fixation of posterior lesions. The fixation of the pelvis was effective on the amount of blood loss. One acetabulum fracture required surgery, two patients had internal fixation for loss of reduction and two others for late pubic and posterior pain. The clinical results are good; they are more related to the severity of the initial lesion than to the mode of fixation or the quality of the reduction. No superficial sepsis or osteitis was observed in relation to the pins.
Adult, Aged, Blood Loss, Surgical/physiopathology, External Fixators, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Fracture Fixation, Internal/instrumentation, Fracture Healing/physiology, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Multiple Trauma/radiography, Multiple Trauma/surgery, Pelvic Bones/injuries, Pelvic Bones/radiography, Postoperative Complications/radiography, Postoperative Complications/surgery, Reoperation, Retrospective Studies
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