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Minimally Invasive Endoscopic-Assisted Technique for Implant Removal After Pelvic Bridge Plating

Campbell, Andrew, MD*; Dugarte, Anthony, MD; Ly, Thuan V., MD*

doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000001267
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Summary: Subcutaneous internal plate fixation for anterior pelvic ring injuries has become more common, but implants require removal, usually by 12 weeks. The purpose of this article is to report a novel, minimally invasive, endoscopic-assisted technique for the removal of subcutaneous anterior pelvic plates safely and atraumatically without violating the underlying fascia.

*Division of Orthopaedic Trauma,Department of Orthopaedics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; and

†Division of Orthopaedic Trauma,Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN.

Reprints: Thuan V. Ly, MD, Orthopaedic Trauma, Department of Orthopaedics, The Ohio State University, 725 Prior Hall, 376 W 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 (e-mail:

T. V. Ly is a consultant for DePuy/Synthes. The remaining authors report no conflict of interest.

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Accepted June 20, 2018

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