Acetabular fractures.

Abstract

Trauma injuries to the acetabulum and the associated pelvic region are second only to head injuries in mortality and morbidity for surgical patients. Surgeons in the past avoided exposing and stabilizing complex fractures of the acetabulum because of the intricate anatomy of the pelvic region. Recent advances in surgical techniques have increased the use of open reduction internal fixation of acetabular fractures. Early internal fixation of acetabular fractures allows rapid mobilization of severely injured patients and provides trauma patients optimal, long-term, functional results.

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@article{Klinger1995AcetabularF, title={Acetabular fractures.}, author={Dagmar Klinger}, journal={AORN journal}, year={1995}, volume={61 1}, pages={157-78; quiz 181-6} }