SR - Sacral Rods

The  operative  management  of  pelvic  ring  disruptions  has  always  represented  a  challenge  to  the  treating  surgeon.  The  sufficient  stabilization  of  such  an  injury  requires  both  a  profound  knowledge  of the anatomy and biomechanics of the pelvis and an understanding of the mechanism of fracture.The chosen technique of a posterior stabilization depends on the one hand on the kind of fracture, and on the other hand on the personal experience of the individual operator. Threaded  rods  as  fixators  of  posterior  pelvic  ring  instability  have  been well known and well proven for a long time, especially for sacral fractures in all three zones and for detachments of the SI joint.The stability of Sacral Rods has been proved in numerous studies, and in many investigations the rods have been used as a “gold standard“ and reference value. In  the  case  of  type  C  injuries,  surgical  intervention  has  first  to  be  ventrally undertaken as a rule by means of plate osteosynthesis.With   the   present   technically   perfected   armamentarium,   the   technique has been standardized and considerably simplified.The use of titanium plates imposes no restrictions on postoperative imaging diagnostics.

  • Threaded rods with washers and locknuts for ilio-iliac compression osteosynthesis
  • Stepped thread to increase fatigue strength
  • Washer:wedge-shaped, ribbed, anatomically contoured
  • Stable guiding instrument for simple and safe positioning of threaded rods
  • Socket spanner system with AO standard adapter for fast and simple fastening of

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