THA after acetabular fracture fixation: is frozen section necessary?

@article{Sterling2011THAAA,
  title={THA after acetabular fracture fixation: is frozen section necessary?},
  author={Robert S. Sterling and Erik M Krushinski and Vincent D. Pellegrini},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2011},
  volume={469 2},
  pages={547-51}
}
BACKGROUND Infection is uncommon after THA performed for failed acetabular fracture repair, despite a high reported incidence of culture-positive fixation implants. The use of frozen section analysis at the time of THA after acetabular fracture fixation surgery is unknown. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We asked whether frozen section analysis predicted occult infection after THA performed after acetabular fracture repair. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 43 of 49 patients with prior… CONTINUE READING