Pure Transverse Fractures

  • Emile Letournel
  • Robert Judet


The line of a transverse fracture of the acetabulum divides the innominate bone into two segments. The upper is essentially ilium and the lower, which we shall call ischio-pubic, may contain some part of the embryologic ilium. Other simple fractures of the acetabulum result in separation of all or part of a column, whereas transverse fractures cut transversely both columns and divide each into two parts. The upper and lower segments of the divided columns remain intact with respect to each other.


Fracture Line Pubic Symphysis Posterior Border Ischial Tuberosity Transverse Fracture 
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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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