Unstable pelvic insufficiency fracture of the pelvis in rheumatoid arthritis patient: evaluation and treatment

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/203777
Title:
Unstable pelvic insufficiency fracture of the pelvis in rheumatoid arthritis patient: evaluation and treatment
Authors:
Thakral, Rishi; Patrick, J. Kiely; Mahalingham, K.
Citation:
Unstable pelvic insufficiency fracture of the pelvis in rheumatoid arthritis patient: evaluation and treatment 2009, 20 (3):237 European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology
Journal:
European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/203777
DOI:
10.1007/s00590-009-0548-1
Additional Links:
http://www.springerlink.com/index/10.1007/s00590-009-0548-1
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Pelvic insufficiency fracture (PIF) occurs when the quality of the bone is compromised due to various reasons. A trivial injury can lead to a pathological fracture. These fractures are usually stable and are managed by conservative means. If the fracture pattern is unstable, it mandates some form of surgical fixation. An appropriate method of fixation in rheumatoid patient’s is not well emphasised in the literature. We report a case of a rheumatoid patient who presented to our hospital with an unstable ‘PIF’. The fracture was managed as an emergency and had in situ ilio-sacral screw/s screw fixation. The patient remained free of presenting symptoms after 3, 6 and 12 months during follow up. Early surgical treatment in such cases may alleviate symptoms and avoid long-term morbidity.
ISSN:
1633-8065; 1432-1068

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorThakral, Rishien
dc.contributor.authorPatrick, J. Kielyen
dc.contributor.authorMahalingham, K.en
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-19T15:49:03Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-19T15:49:03Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationUnstable pelvic insufficiency fracture of the pelvis in rheumatoid arthritis patient: evaluation and treatment 2009, 20 (3):237 European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatologyen
dc.identifier.issn1633-8065-
dc.identifier.issn1432-1068-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00590-009-0548-1-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/203777-
dc.descriptionPelvic insufficiency fracture (PIF) occurs when the quality of the bone is compromised due to various reasons. A trivial injury can lead to a pathological fracture. These fractures are usually stable and are managed by conservative means. If the fracture pattern is unstable, it mandates some form of surgical fixation. An appropriate method of fixation in rheumatoid patient’s is not well emphasised in the literature. We report a case of a rheumatoid patient who presented to our hospital with an unstable ‘PIF’. The fracture was managed as an emergency and had in situ ilio-sacral screw/s screw fixation. The patient remained free of presenting symptoms after 3, 6 and 12 months during follow up. Early surgical treatment in such cases may alleviate symptoms and avoid long-term morbidity.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.springerlink.com/index/10.1007/s00590-009-0548-1en
dc.titleUnstable pelvic insufficiency fracture of the pelvis in rheumatoid arthritis patient: evaluation and treatmenten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatologyen
dc.description.provinceMunster-
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