Executive Editor: Peter Trafton

Authors: Rahul Banerjee, Peter Brink, Matej Cimerman, Tim Pohlemann, Matevz Tomazevic

Pelvic ring - Unilateral complete disruption posterior arch through Sacrum - Operative treatment

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Glossary

Anterior to iliac wing/SI joint

The anterior approach to the iliac wing and the sacroiliac joint is useful for surgical exposure to manage:

  • Sacroiliac joint dislocations
  • Fractures of the ilium, even
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Anterior to pubic symphysis

The surgical approach to the anterior part of the pelvic ring is useful for:

  • Pubic symphysis disruption/diastasis
  • Fractures of the anterior pelvic ring including superior pubic rami
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Modified stoppa approach

This approach to the anterior intrapelvic region allows visualization of:

  • The entire symphysis
  • Both pubic bodies
  • The complete superior pubic ramus
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Posterior to sacrum

The posterior approach to the sacrum is used to expose the posterior surface of the sacrum as well as the posterior aspect of both SI joints, and adjacent posterior ilium.

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v1.0 2015-12-10