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Authors: Wagner, Daniel
Kisilak, Miha
Porcheron, Geoffrey
Krämer, Sven
Mehling, Isabella
Hofmann, Alexander
Rommens, Pol M.
Title: Trans-sacral bar osteosynthesis provides low mortality and high mobility in patients with fragility fractures of the pelvis
Online publication date: 5-Aug-2022
Year of first publication: 2021
Language: english
Abstract: Operative treatment of osteoporosis-associated fragility fractures of the pelvis (FFP) and the sacrum is advocated with immobilizing or longstanding pain, fracture progression and displacement. We analyzed clinical outcomes regarding mobility, quality of life, and mortality of patients with FFP treated with trans-sacral bar (TB) osteosynthesis through S1. Demographics, clinical data, and operation-related data of patients with an FFP treated with TB were acquired from chart review. We assessed mortality, quality of life (EQ-5D), mobility, and residential status at follow-up. Seventy-nine females and six males with a median age of 78.0 years (IQR 73–84) were included, median follow-up was 3.2 years. Medical complications during hospitalization occurred in 28%. Operative revision was carried out in 15% of patients. One-year survival was 90.4%, this was associated with shorter preoperative and total length of stay in hospital (p 0.006 and 0.025, respectively). At follow-up, 85% lived at home and 82% walked with or without walking aid. Higher EQ-5D was reached with higher mobility status and living at home (p < 0.001 and < 0.001, respectively). TB osteosynthesis is an adequate and reliable method for fixation of FFP in the posterior pelvic ring to ensure timely mobilization. Shorter preoperative and total length of stay had lower mortality rates, advocating a standardized management protocol to limit time delay to operative therapy. Patients treated with TB osteosynthesis had low 1-year mortality of less than 10%.
DDC: 610 Medizin
610 Medical sciences
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 04 Medizin
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
License: CC BY
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Journal: Scientific reports
Pages or article number: 14201
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature
Publisher place: London
Issue date: 2021
ISSN: 2045-2322
Publisher DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-93559-0
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