Volume 7, 2021
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||Pelvis & Acetabulum|
|Published online||26 July 2021|
A systematic review of the transiliac internal fixator (TIFI) for posterior pelvic injuries
Clinic for Trauma, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Hospital Barmherzige Brüder, Prüfeninger Str. 86, 93049 Regensburg, Germany
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 4 July 2021
Objective: To summarize the literature on transiliac internal fixator (TIFI) indications and outcomes for treating posterior pelvic ring injuries. Methods: We searched databases for original publications in journals. Biomechanical and clinical studies using a TIFI for posterior pelvic ring injuries were considered for inclusion. The dates of publications that were included ranged from January 2000 until December 2020. Results: A total of 13 articles were reviewed, including eight clinical studies and five biomechanical tests. We found only case series and no multicenter or randomized study. The clinical studies contained data for a total of 186 cases, including indications, treatments, complications, and outcomes, with a minimum follow-up time of 12 months. All studies reported superior results according to operation time, blood loss, complication, dislocation, and union. One biomechanical test evaluated inferior results. Conclusions: The TIFI is a user-friendly and safe device to treat posterior pelvic injuries. It can also be used for acute, high-impact injuries, and fragility fractures. Nevertheless, there is no evidence concerning which types of pelvic fractures are most beneficial. Therefore, further biomechanical and clinical studies are necessary to resolve this question.
Key words: Spinal instrumentation / TIFI / Posterior pelvic ring / Fractures / Outcome / Review
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2021
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