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Open reduction and internal fixation of osteoporotic acetabular fractures through the ilio-inguinal approach: use of buttress plates to control medial displacement of the quadrilateral surface

ContributorsPeter, Robin
Published inInjury, vol. 46 Suppl 1, p. S2-7
Publication date2015
Abstract

The number of acetabular fractures in the geriatric population requiring open reduction and internal fixation is increasing. Fractures with medial or anterior displacement are the most frequent types, and via the ilio-inguinal approach buttress plates have proved helpful to maintain the quadrilateral surface or medial acetabular wall. Seven to ten hole 3.5 mm reconstruction plates may be used as buttress plates, placed underneath the usual pelvic brim plate. This retrospective study presents our results with this technique in 13 patients at a minimum follow-up of 12 months (average, 31 months). 85% of the patients had a good result. The early onset of post-traumatic osteoarthritis necessitated total hip arthroplasty in two patients (15%) at 12 and 18 months follow-up, respectively. This treatment option should be considered in the surgeon's armamentarium when fixing these challenging cases.

Keywords
  • Acetabulum/injuries/surgery
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip/methods
  • Bone Plates
  • Female
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal/instrumentation/methods
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Osteoporotic Fractures/physiopathology/surgery
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Switzerland/epidemiology
  • Treatment Outcome
Citation (ISO format)
PETER, Robin. Open reduction and internal fixation of osteoporotic acetabular fractures through the ilio-inguinal approach: use of buttress plates to control medial displacement of the quadrilateral surface. In: Injury, 2015, vol. 46 Suppl 1, p. S2–7. doi: 10.1016/S0020-1383(15)70003-3
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