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Fractures of the acetabulum: radiographic assessment and classification

John A Boudreau and Berton R Moed

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012048

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Fractures of the acetabulum: radiographic assessment and classification

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This injury is relatively uncommon at 3 per 100,000 patients annually

Understanding the complex anatomy of the innominate bone is key

Assessment is based on interpretation of three basic plain radiographs supplemented by computed tomography

Fractures are classified into five elementary and five associated types

A systematic approach to the radiographic interpretation facilitates diagnosis and treatment.

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Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Clinical Radiology

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