Acetabular Fracture Fixation

Acetabular Fracture Fixation

Do you have a broken hip socket that needs fixing?

The term 'Acetabulum' is used to denote the hip socket. Read about this condition. If you need a hip replacement for this neglected condition e mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Incidence of acetabular fractures

Most acetabular fractures occur in car or four wheeler accidents at high speed. The impact of the dashboard against the bent knee impacts the upper end of the femur into the socket and leads to fracture.

Associated injuries are common

Pelvic fractures, Hip dislocation, knee injuries, fracture of head of femur are associated injuries.

Treatment of acetabular fractures

Early treatment of shock and assoicated life threatening injuries takes precedence. Displaced fractures will need open reduction and internal fixation.
I treat neglected socket fractures with Resurfacing of hiphip replacement and Short Stem hip replacement

Results of treatment

When the surgeon succeds in obtaining a good position of the fracture during surgery, the result is good. Post traumatic ossification, post traumatic arthritis, non union are complications.

Treatment of Post traumatic arthritis

Hip resurfacing surgery is the best treatment for this condition. After surgery, normal function is restored.

My experience with acetabular fractures

I have treated many acetabular fractures by internal fixation. Most injuries occured in high speed motor vehicle accidents in young men.

Hip arthritis in acetabular fracture

See this presentation http://www.slideshare.net/akvenkat/surgical-treatment-of-acetabular-fractures-at-mjrc

 If you suffer from a mal-united hip socket or acetabular fracture, a total hip replacement or short stem hip replacement may be required. E mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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