Treatment of Acetabular Fractures


Acetabular fractures resulting from high-energy trauma generally occur in a younger adult  population. The long-term ramifications of this intra-articular injury are severe if improperly  diagnosed and mistreated. Late reconstructive options in this population are generally inferior  to the acute reconstruction of the native hip joint. Early diagnosis and treatment or prompt  referral to a surgeon comfortable with the care of acetabular fractures is paramount for  achieving acceptable long-term functional outcomes. The purpose of this article is to summarize the concepts presented at the Southeastern Fracture Symposium, Greensboro, NC,  January 1998

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Steven J. Morgan, MD; Kyle Jeray, MD; James F. Kellam, MD