High-energy Pediatric Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures

Louis F. Amorosa, Peter Kloen, David L. Helfet

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Abstract

Pediatric pelvic and acetabular fractures are rare injuries. They are almost always the result of a high-energy injury mechanism. A full trauma protocol should be instituted, having a high index of suspicion for associated life-threatening injuries. In the past, it was recommended that almost all of these injuries be treated nonoperatively. However, pelvic and acetabular fractures do not all remodel well. Prospective studies are needed to establish optimal treatment guidelines. Until then, in the presence of instability or significant displacement, operative fixation by a pelvic and acetabular fracture specialist should be considered to allow the best possible outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)483-500
Number of pages18
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Volume45
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

Keywords

  • Acetabulum
  • High-energy fracture
  • Pediatric
  • Pelvis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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