Navigated percutaneous screw fixation of the pelvis with o-arm 2: Two years’ experience

Lawrence Camarda, Luigi Meccariello, Giuseppe Rovere, Gianluca Ciolli, Domenico De Mauro, Carla Vitiello, Daniele Caviglia, Salvatore Lucchesi, Giulio Mac-Cauro, Corrado Pinelli, Amarildo Smakaj, Francesco Liuzza, Francesco Liuzza, Giuseppe Rovere

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Aim To evaluate the case series of the patients operated with percutaneous fixation by the navigation system based on 3D fluo-roscopic images, to assess the precision of a surgical implant and functional outcome of patients. Methods A retrospective study of pelvic ring fractures in a 2-year period included those treated with the use of the O-Arm 2 in com-bination with the Stealth Station 8. Pelvic fractures were classifi-ed according to the Tile and the Young-Burgess classification. All patients were examined before surgery, with X-rays and CT scans, and three days after surgery with additional CT scan. The positioning of the screws was evaluated according to the Smith score, the outcome with the SF-36. Results Among 24 patients 18 were with B and six with C type fracture according to Tile, while eight were with APC, 10 LC, and six with VS type according to Young-Burgess classification. All patients were treated in the supine position, except two. A total of 41 iliosacral or transsacral screws and five anterior pelvic ring screws were implanted. The medium surgical time per screw was 41 minutes. There was a perfect correspondence of screw scores value from post-operative CT and intraoperative fluoroscopy. The mean screw score value was 0.92. There were no cases of poor positioning. The median follow-up was 17.5 months. The patients were satisfied with their health condition on SF-36. Conclusion The use of the O-arm guarantees great precision in the positioning of the screws and reduced surgical times with excellent clinical results in patients.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1-7
Numero di pagine7
RivistaMedicinski Glasnik
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2021

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