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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2006 Oct;187(4):915-25.

Classification of common acetabular fractures: radiographic and CT appearances.

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Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Medical Center, 1500 E Medical Center Dr., TC-2910G, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0326, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Accurate characterization of acetabular fractures can be difficult because of the complex acetabular anatomy and the many fracture patterns. In this article, the five most common acetabular fractures are reviewed: both-column, T-shaped, transverse, transverse with posterior wall, and isolated posterior wall. Fracture patterns on radiography are correlated with CT, including multiplanar reconstruction and 3D surface rendering.

CONCLUSION:

In the evaluation of the five most common acetabular fractures, assessment of the obturator ring, followed by the iliopectineal and ilioischial lines and iliac wing, for fracture allows accurate classification. CT is helpful in understanding the various fracture patterns.

PMID:
16985135
DOI:
10.2214/AJR.05.1269
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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