Acetabular Fractures in the Elderly

  • John C. Weinlein
  • Edward A. Perez
  • Matthew I. Rudloff
  • James L. Guyton


GV is a 76-year-old man who complains of severe left hip pain after a fall from standing height. He was transferred to the emergency department by EMS. On presentation, he demonstrates a GCS of 15 and denies any loss of consciousness. On primary survey, his airway is patent, and he is hemodynamically stable. On secondary survey, he demonstrates severe pain with passive range of the left hip. His secondary survey is otherwise negative.


Nonoperative management Acute total hip arthroplasty and fixation Limited open reduction and percutaneous fixation Operative fixation of acetabulum ORIF/acute total hip arthroplasty Delayed THA 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. Weinlein
    • 1
    • 2
  • Edward A. Perez
    • 1
    • 2
  • Matthew I. Rudloff
    • 1
    • 2
  • James L. Guyton
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryUniversity of Tennessee/Campbell ClinicMemphisUSA
  2. 2.Regional Medical Center at MemphisGermantownUSA
  3. 3.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryUniversity of Tennessee/Campbell ClinicGermantownUSA
  4. 4.Regional Medical Center at Memphis, Methodist Germantown HospitalGermantownUSA

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