Acetabular fractures in older patients.

  title={Acetabular fractures in older patients.},
  author={R F Spencer},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={71 5},
  • R F Spencer
  • Published 1989 in
    The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British…
Retrospective review of 25 patients over 65 years of age with unilateral acetabular fractures managed conservatively showed that seven of the 23 survivors (30%) had an unacceptable functional result. Poor results were associated with: displaced posterior column fractures, osteoporosis, femoral head fracture, delayed diagnosis, inadequate radiographs, inappropriate or too brief traction, and early weight-bearing. In this age group acetabular fractures tend to be low-velocity injuries of… CONTINUE READING