Advantages of Modified Stoppa Approach in Mangement of Acetabular Fractures

M.G.Al-Ashhab, H.A.AL-Attar, S.A.Shoulah and M.S.Abd Elkareem"


This study presents our experience of internal fixation of the acetabular fractures and pelvic fractures using a newly modified Stoppa approach, which provides closer visualization to the entire anterior column, quadrilateral surface and the pelvic brim portion of the posterior column, and permits stable internal fixation for the acetabular fracture patterns with main anterior displacement and the anterior and lateral parts of the pelvis. The present study was a prospective clinical study including 10 patients with acetabular fractures who were treated operatively using modified Stoppa approach . The classification of acetabular fractures described by Letournel and Judet. All operative data was recorded Patients were followed-up for 12 months after the operation. The maximum displacement of the bony fragment was measured in the unit of mm by using PACS, Marosis mview ver. 5.4 Our result shows the incidence of perioperative complication. Two patients developed DVT and two patients developed obturator nerve palsy. Our result shows the radiological outcomes of the included patients. The mean CT gap was 1.685 ±0.27mm. Eighty percent of the patients had anatomical Matta class. Our result shows the Merle D‟Aubigne-Postel score of the included patients. Eighty percent of the patients had excellent score. The incidence of MVO after PPCI may be lowered by the addition of manual TA (6,24). The results of the present study show that the additional intracoronary administration of a high dose of adenosine may further improve STR up to 70%. Future larger studies with clinical endpoints are warranted to confirm the benefit of intracoronary administration of a high dose of adenosine in addition to glycoprotein IIb/ IIIa antagonist administration and TA in the setting of PPCI or rescue PCI.

Key words

Modified Stoppa Approach, cetabular Fractures