Repair of sacral fractures using pins and polymethylmethacrylate (six cases)

Wilson, L. (2015) Repair of sacral fractures using pins and polymethylmethacrylate (six cases). Australian Veterinary Journal, 93 9: 311-318. doi:10.1111/avj.12310


Author Wilson, L.
Title Repair of sacral fractures using pins and polymethylmethacrylate (six cases)
Journal name Australian Veterinary Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1751-0813
0005-0423
Publication date 2015-09
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/avj.12310
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 93
Issue 9
Start page 311
End page 318
Total pages 8
Place of publication West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Case reports Sacral fracture repair was accomplished in a cat and five dogs using a composite technique consisting of pins and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). In three of the cases, planned traditional iliosacral lag screw fixation was either abandoned or considered inadequate and in the other three, fracture configuration demanded an alternate repair method. All six cases healed uneventfully with no surgery-associated complications. To the author's knowledge, the use of a composite technique has been previously described for vertebral fracture repair, but not in the stabilisation of sacral fractures. Indications for the composite technique include failed iliosacral lag screw repairs, augmentation of a tenuous repair and any sacral fracture configuration not amenable to lag screw fixation.

Conclusion Composite repair is a versatile primary, ancillary or revision technique for sacral fracture fixation.
Keyword Composite repair
Polymethylmethacrylate
Sacral fracture
Trauma
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
School of Veterinary Science Publications
 
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