Geriatric acetabulum fractures commonly occur because of low-energy falls. The decision-making and treatment strategies can be difficult independent of the fracture pattern. Elementary fracture patterns in the elderly are more commonly treated with open reduction and internal fixation versus acute total hip arthroplasty. Osteopenia further challenges surgeons' ability to obtain and maintain the reduction of these fractures. We present techniques regarding open reduction and internal fixation of elementary type acetabulum fractures in the elderly/geriatric population.
- Elementary patterns
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine