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Mechanics of Acetabular Fractures

  • Emile Letournel
  • Robert Judet

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 action.

Keywords

Internal Rotation Great Trochanter Acetabular Fracture Anterior Column Posterior Column 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Emile Letournel
    • 1
  • Robert Judet
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre Medico-Chirurgical de la Porte de ChoisyParis Cedex 13France
  2. 2.F-Paris 16France

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