In this case report, we present a novel stabilization technique of the pubic symphysis using an internal spinal fixator in a 78-year-old morbidly obese woman having a pelvic disruption type B1.1 (AO classification). We treated the disruption using an internal fixator to reduce the extent of the incision and soft-tissue damage.
The use of an internal fixator, known from percutaneous spinal fixation, for the stabilization of the pubic symphysis in cases of disruption (“open book” injuries) may be an alternative to the standard plate fixation as a novel minimally invasive stabilization technique.
1Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstrutive Surgery, Saarland University Hospital, Homburg, Germany
2Lutrina Clinic, Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Investigation performed at Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg, Germany
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