Lumbosacropelvic junction reconstruction resulting in early ambulation for patients with lumbosacral neoplasms or osteomyelitis.

Stefan A. Mindea*, Sean A. Salehi, Aruna Ganju, Michael K. Rosner, Brian A. O'Shaughnessy, Allan Jorge, Stephen L. Ondra

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Abstract

Lumbosacropelvic junction instability may result from a variety of disease processes including primary and metastatic sacral tumors and degenerative disease. Regardless of the origin of the disease, restoring or maintaining spinal stability at this junction is essential for normal translation of axial forces from the lumbar spine and sacrum to the pelvis. Spinal stability is also critical for maintaining structural integrity, preventing neurological function deterioration, and alleviating resultant mechanical or axial pain. In this report, the authors describe one option for safe and effective spinal pelvic stabilization by using a transiliac rod and iliac bolt construct, which results in early postoperative ambulation, preserved neurological function, and reduced axial pain in selected patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E6
JournalNeurosurgical focus
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 15 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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