Mechanics of Acetabular Fractures

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

Abstract

Fractures of the acetabulum occur as a result of force acting between this part and the head of the femur, the last link of a chain of transmission from the greater trochanter, the knee or the foot. Alternatively, a blow on the back of the pelvis can have the same effect.

Keywords

Adduct Trench Verse Column Fracture 

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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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