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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 177-180  

INFIX/EXFIX: Innovation managing pelvic fractures in difficult scenarios

R Bagga, AP Shetty, RM Kanna, S Rajasekaran 
 Departments of Spine and Orthopaedic Surgery, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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A P Shetty
Departments of Spine and Orthopaedic Surgery, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
India

Pelvic fractures complicated by the presence of visceral injuries, open fractures and urethral or bladder injuries pose a significant challenge to treat. In these conditions internal fixation is usually contraindicated. External fixators, though a potential solution, have disadvantages like loss of reduction, pin tract infection and loosening. INFIX, a novel technique has been effective in managing anterior ring fractures and can be used as a substitute for internal fixation. We describe use of INFIX as EXFIX in three case scenarios where passing INFIX rod internally was precluded with favorable outcomes.


How to cite this article:
Bagga R, Shetty A P, Kanna R M, Rajasekaran S. INFIX/EXFIX: Innovation managing pelvic fractures in difficult scenarios.J Postgrad Med 2019;65:177-180


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Bagga R, Shetty A P, Kanna R M, Rajasekaran S. INFIX/EXFIX: Innovation managing pelvic fractures in difficult scenarios. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 22 ];65:177-180
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