The role of acute total hip arthroplasty in the treatment of acetabular fractures.

@article{Ward2010TheRO,
  title={The role of acute total hip arthroplasty in the treatment of acetabular fractures.},
  author={Anthony J. I. Ward and T. S. Chesser},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2010},
  volume={41 8},
  pages={
          777-9
        }
}
There is a rising incidence of pelvic and acetabular fractures in the elderly due to the ageing population. As a consequence the average age of patients with acetabular fractures is increasing and the elderly are projected to become the largest subset needing treatment. In younger adults most acetabular fractures result from high-energy trauma, such as road traffic accidents, and have associated injuries, whereas in the elderly most fractures are the result of low-energy trauma, such as a fall… CONTINUE READING
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