Comparison of clinical effects of two surgical approaches in the treatment of acetabular fractures
Treatment of Acetabular Fractures
Objective: To determine the clinical effect of lateral rectus abdominis approach and modified Stoppa approach for the surgical treatment of acetabular fractures.
Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed on the case data of 30 patients with acetabular fractures admitted to the Department of Orthopaedics of Hengshui City People’s Hospital from June 2017 to June 2021. According to the surgical methods, the enrolled patients were divided into the lateral rectus abdominis approach group (observation group) and the modified Stoppa approach group (control group), with 15 patients in each group. Further comparison was made on the incision length, operation time, intraoperative blood loss, length of stay in the hospital, fracture reduction, hip joint function, neurological recovery, and postoperative complications between the two groups.
Results: There was no significant difference between the two groups in the length of stay in the hospital, hip joint function score, fracture reduction quality, and excellent-to-good rate of hip joint function (p>0.05). There were significant differences in incision length, intraoperative blood loss, operation time, postoperative motor and touch function scores, and postoperative complication rate between the observation group and the control group (p<0.05).
Conclusion: The clinical effect of the lateral rectus abdominis approach is close to that of the modified Stoppa approach for the surgical treatment of acetabular fracture patients. However, and importantly, surgery through the lateral rectus abdominis approach has less trauma, shorter operation time, lower surgical complications, and good postoperative functional recovery.
How to cite this: Liu B, Shang H, Dong G, Zhang N, Wang S. Comparison of clinical effects of two surgical approaches in the treatment of acetabular fractures. Pak J Med Sci. 2023;39(4):1057-1061. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.39.4.6914
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