Pelvic fractures healing in osteosynthesis by external device


  • Anna KUSTUROVA IMSP Institute of Emergency Medicine
  • Vladimir KUSTUROV IP State University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Nicolae Testemițanu"; IMSP Institute of Emergency Medicine
  • Irina PALADII State University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Nicolae Testemițanu"



pelvis, fracture, union, external device, radiological diagnostics


Aim: To analyze radiological data of pelvic fractures healing after osteosynthesis by external device, to determine the possibility of correction during the union and terms of fixation. Background. Visualization of fracture healing and knowledge of X-ray manifestations in dynamics makes it possible to control and manage the reparative process of bone tissue during union of the pelvic bones. Material and methods. The clinical and radiological picture of pelvic fractures healing and the results of treatment in 207 polytrauma patients were studied. All observations are divided by the type of fracture according to M.Tile classification. Results: The analysis of long-term treatment outcomes of pelvic trauma was carried out in 154(74,39%) patients, in the period from 1,5 to 16 years after surgery. All patients showed complete healing of the pelvic fractures and long bones injuries and their functional recovery. Conclusions: Correction of the pelvic ring injuries with an external fixation device is possible in almost all cases.X-ray dynamics provides control of the union process of the pelvic bones and allows to manage it.

Author Biographies

Anna KUSTUROVA, IMSP Institute of Emergency Medicine

Laboratory "Polytrauma"; Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology

Vladimir KUSTUROV , IP State University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Nicolae Testemițanu"; IMSP Institute of Emergency Medicine

Doctor of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor (research); Laboratory of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery; Polytrauma Laboratory.

Irina PALADII, State University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Nicolae Testemițanu"

Doctor of Medical Sciences; Laboratory of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery.


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