Surgical Approaches to the Acetabulum

  • Emile Letournel
  • Robert Judet
  • Reginald A. Elson
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Abstract

During so many years of operative management of acetabular fractures, we have pursued a dream of finding a method of approach which would permit us to cope with all problems of reduction, whatever type of fracture was involved. This approach would have to enable us to reach at the same time, and with the same degree of ease, both columns of the acetabulum and also to allow access to the inside of the pelvis. The latter is indispensable in the control of some fracture fragments, and sometimes necessary in order to explore nerves and vessels included in the fracture line or lacerated thereby.

Keywords

Arthritis Sponge Gelatin Stein Indomethacin 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Emile Letournel
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Robert Judet
    • 2
  • Reginald A. Elson
    • 4
  1. 1.Université de Paris VIFrance
  2. 2.Hôpitaux de ParisFrance
  3. 3.Centre Médico-Chirurgical de la Porte de ChoisyParis Cedex 13France
  4. 4.The Northern General HospitalSheffield 5UK

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