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Fractures of the acetabulum: radiographic assessment and classification 

Fractures of the acetabulum: radiographic assessment and classification
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Fractures of the acetabulum: radiographic assessment and classification
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John A Boudreau

and Berton R Moed

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012048
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date: 13 December 2019

This injury is relatively uncommon at 3 per 100,000 patients annually

Understanding the complex anatomy of the innominate bone is key

Assessment is based on interpretation of three basic plain radiographs supplemented by computed tomography

Fractures are classified into five elementary and five associated types

A systematic approach to the radiographic interpretation facilitates diagnosis and treatment.

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