Acetabular fracture

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Acetabular fracture as seen on plain X-ray

Fractures of the acetabulum occur when the head of the femur is driven into the pelvis. This is caused either by a blow on the side or by a blow in the front of the knee, usually in a dashboard injury when the femur also may be fractured.[1]

Patterns of fracture[edit]

Tile's classification of acetabular fracture:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Solomon, APLEY'S TRAUMA AND ORTHOPAEDICS, EIGHT EDITION,