Anterior fixation of unstable pelvic ring fractures using the modified Stoppa approach: mid-term results are independent on patients' age

Bastian, Johannes J D; Ansorge, Alexandre; Tomagra, Salvatore; Siebenrock, Klaus-Arno; Benneker, Lorin Michael; Büchler, L; Keel, Marius J B (2015). Anterior fixation of unstable pelvic ring fractures using the modified Stoppa approach: mid-term results are independent on patients' age. European journal of trauma and emergency surgery, 42(5), pp. 645-650. Springer-Medizin-Verlag 10.1007/s00068-015-0577-x

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PURPOSE Open surgical management of unstable pelvic ring injuries has been discussed controversially compared to percutaneous techniques in terms of surgical site morbidity especially in older patients. Thus, we assessed the impact of age on the outcome following fixation of unstable pelvic ring injuries through the modified Stoppa approach. METHODS Out of a consecutive series of 92 patients eligible for the study, 63 patients (mean age 50 years, range 19-78) were evaluated [accuracy of reduction, complications, failures, Majeed-Score, Oswestry Disability Questionnaire (ODI), Mainz Pain Staging System (MPSS)] at a mean follow-up of 3.3 years (range 1.0-7.9). Logistic multivariate regression analysis was performed to assess the outcome in relation to increasing patient age and/or Injury Severity Score (ISS). RESULTS Out of 63 patients, in 36 an "anatomic" reduction was achieved. Ten postoperative complications occurred in eight patients. In five patients, failure of fixation was noted at the anterior and/or posterior pelvic ring. In 49 patients, an "excellent" or "good" Majeed-Score was obtained; the mean ODI was 14 % (range 0-76 %); 50 patients reported either no or only minor chronic pelvic pain (MPSS). Only an increasing ISS conferred an increased likelihood of the occurrence of a non-anatomical reduction, a "poor" or "fair" Majeed-Score, or an ODI >20 %. CONCLUSIONS Increasing age did not impact the analysed parameters. Open reduction and internal fixation of the anterior pelvic ring through a modified Stoppa approach in unstable pelvic ring injuries did not result in an unfavourable outcome with increasing age of patients.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Orthopaedic, Plastic and Hand Surgery (DOPH) > Clinic of Orthopaedic Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Bastian, Johannes; Ansorge, Alexandre; Tomagra, Salvatore; Siebenrock, Klaus-Arno; Benneker, Lorin Michael and Keel, Marius

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1863-9933

Publisher:

Springer-Medizin-Verlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Fabian Röthlisberger

Date Deposited:

23 Mar 2016 09:29

Last Modified:

07 Oct 2016 01:30

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00068-015-0577-x

PubMed ID:

26459473

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Modified Stoppa approach; Osteosynthesis; Outcome; Pelvic ring injury

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.75690

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/75690

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