Surgical Technique for the Removal of a Bullet From the Sacroiliac Joint in a Child
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This report presents a logical and effective technique for removing a bullet from the sacroiliac joint (SIJ). The surgery involved a fluoroscopy-guided anterior extraperiosteal lateral window approach. Other than a transient femoral nerve neuropraxia, there were no complications. A literature review identified 3 reports on bullet removal from the SIJ of adult patients. An anterior extraperiosteal approach for removing bullets from the SIJ in pediatric patients provides satisfactory results. When deciding whether to remove a bullet from the SIJ, the location, joint diastasis, and patient's age should be considered.
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