Geriatric Elementary-Type Acetabulum Fractures: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Techniques

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-285
Number of pages6
JournalOperative Techniques in Orthopaedics
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2011

Keywords

  • Acetabulum
  • Elderly
  • Elementary patterns
  • Fracture
  • Geriatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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