Surgical Wound Complications After Percutaneous Posterior Pe
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A Study was conducted to report on the incidence of surgical wound complications after percutaneous posterior pelvic ring fixation in patients who have also undergone pelvic arterial embolization (PAE) and determine whether the risks outweigh the benefits.

This research included 201 patients who underwent percutaneous posterior pelvic fixation in a row. A total of 27 patients had their pelvic arteries embolized.

Charts were reviewed for posterior percutaneous surgical wound complications including infection, dehiscence, seroma, tissue necrosis, and return to OR for debridement in all patients.

Results:
--Of the 27 patients who received PAE, none developed posterior surgical wound complications.

--Of those who did not receive PAE, there was one posterior surgical wound complication documented. There were no cases of wound infection in either group.

Finally, in hemodynamically dysfunctional patients with pelvic ring injuries, pelvic arterial embolization may be a valuable intervention. Although even selective pelvic arterial embolization is not completely safe, percutaneous posterior pelvic ring fixation appears to have a low risk of wound complications.

Source: https://journals.lww.com/jorthotrauma/Abstract/2021/04000/Surgical_Wound_Complications_After_Percutaneous.1.aspx
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