A Case Report: Periprosthetic acetabulum fracture with combined pelvic ring injury

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Periprosthetic fractures of the acetabulum are largely underreported in the literature, none of which describes the management of such injuries associated with a pelvic ring injury. Our case report discusses our approach to managing a periprosthetic both-column acetabulum fracture associated with an open-book pelvic ring injury. Instead of a revision total hip arthroplasty, we chose to perform an open reduction internal fixation to maintain sufficient bone stock for future revision, if necessary. At 18 months postoperative follow-up, the patient was ambulating independently and had sufficient range of motion that was comparable to the contralateral hip.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e43-e45
JournalJournal of orthopaedic trauma
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2012



  • acetabulum
  • crush
  • fracture
  • hip
  • pelvic ring
  • pelvis
  • periprosthetic
  • tornado
  • total hip arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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