Surgical Management More Than Three Weeks After Injury

  • Emile Letournel
  • Robert Judet


In patients seen more than three weeks after injury extensive callus formation and difficulties in surgical approach reduce the ease of open reduction of fractures of the acetabulum. Formerly, the majority of cases were left for eventual salvage by total hip arthroplasty.


Femoral Head Transverse Fracture Posterior Dislocation Posterior Wall Fracture Oblique Radiograph 
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© 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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