Evolution of pelvic and acetabular surgery from ancient to modern times.

@article{Prevezas2007EvolutionOP,
  title={Evolution of pelvic and acetabular surgery from ancient to modern times.},
  author={Nikolaos Prevezas},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2007},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={
          397-409
        }
}
Fracture stabilisation before the 19th century was in its infancy. The outcome was suboptimal, and quite often mortality was the end result. Advances in the stabilisation of long-bone fractures did not become apparent until the mid-1940s and for other bones, even later. In the mid-1960s, Judet and Letournel initiated a series of experimental and clinical studies focusing on pelvic and acetabular reconstruction surgery. Their work set the pace for all the subsequent advancements made in this… CONTINUE READING
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