Spinopelvic fixation in complex sacral fractures

Gregory D. Schroeder, Jason W. Savage, Alpesh A. Patel, Michael D. Stover

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» Spinopelvic fixation is often required to stabilize vertically unstable and complex bilateral sacral fractures. » Biomechanically, triangular osteosynthesis, a combination of spinopelvic fixation along with sacroiliac or transsacral screw fixation, provides the greatest stability in vertically unstable sacral fractures. » Wound-healing and infection rates have been reported as high as 26%, and iatrogenic nerve injuries occur in up to 13% of patients with complex sacral fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere4
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJBJS Reviews
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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