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Pipsa Ylanko, AOSpine Global Education Manager

General Editor: Luiz Vialle

Authors: Carlo Bellabarba

Sacral trauma

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Midline approach

The posterior midline 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.

Paramedian approach

The posterior paramedian approach to the sacrum provides access to the:

  • posterior ilium
  • sacroiliac joint
  • posterior surface of the sacrum

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