Team Approach: Spinopelvic Dissociation

John Paul Wanner, Lauren Tatman, Byron Stephens, Phillip Mitchell

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Spinopelvic dissociation is a complex and variable injury pattern that requires an integrated, multidisciplinary team including orthopaedic trauma and spine surgeons.Protocols and efficient channels of communication should be in place at tertiary Level-I trauma centers to ensure appropriate and timely treatment of patients with spinopelvic dissociation.Patients with spinopelvic dissociation may present with acute neurological deficits and impending cauda equina syndrome, necessitating urgent, coordinated care.Lumbopelvic fixation with sacroiliac screws yields a stable, multiplanar construct that connects the spine to the pelvis and allows for early mobilization.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20.00196
JournalJBJS reviews
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 12 2021


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