Unstable pelvic ring injuries are associated with an increased mortality rate, most commonly from severe hemorrhage. Circumferential pelvic antishock sheeting has proven effective for rapidly stabilizing the pelvic ring and has become an integral part of resuscitation protocols. Acute antishock sheet placement frequently results in patient hemodynamic stabilization and an accurate pelvic reduction. In these situations, we describe a technique of maintaining the pelvic sheet position for continued use as a reduction aid and using working portals to insert definitive percutaneous pelvic implants.
- Acute management
- Circumferential pelvic antishock sheet
- Iliosacral screw
- Pelvic instability
- Percutaneous fixation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine