Article: PDF OnlyTechnique and Results of Fixation to the Sacrum with Iliosacral ScrewsFarcy, Jean-Pierre C. MD*; Rawlins, Bernard A. MD*; Glassman, Steven D. MD†Author Information *New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, New York, and the Louisville, Kentucky. †Spine Institute for Special Surgery, Louisville, Kentucky. Spine: June 1992 - Volume 17 - Issue 6 - p S190-S195 Free Abstract This article describes the technique of iliosacral screw fixation, as well as a retrospective review of 28 consecutive patients who had spine fusion to the sacrum with iliosacral screws, with a munimum follow-up of 2 years. The study included 6 male and 22 female patients. Average age at teh time of surgery was 43 years, and mean follow-up time was 3.5 years. There were no neurologic complications at final follow-up evaluation. Ninety-five percent of the patients had radiographic evidence of fusion. Three patients required iliosacral screw removal because of suboptimal intraoperative Kirschner-wire placement. Optimal intraoperative radiographic evaluation for accurate iliosacral screw placement is recommended. The use of iliosacral screws is also a useful addition to the armamentarium of the spine surgeon when fixation to the sacrum is required. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.