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

Campbell, Andrew, MD1; Dugarte, Anthony, MD2; Ly, Thuan V., MD1

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.

1The Ohio State University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Trauma, Columbus, OH

2Regions Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Trauma, St. Paul, MN

Correspondence: Thuan V. Ly, MD Director, Orthopaedic Trauma The Ohio State University Department of Orthopaedics 725 Prior Hall 376 W 10th Ave Columbus, OH 43210 Office: (614) 293-6142 Fax: (614) 293-2053

The authors report no conflicts of interest related to this work.

Disclosures: None.

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